Wife of NYC cop-shooter called mom as bullets flew

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Wife of NYC cop-shooter called mom as bullets flew

The wife of the man who shot two Queens cops Tuesday frantically called her mom from the basement as the bullets flew in the home — where the couple’s two kids were inside, too, kin said.

“My daughter was in the basement. She said, ‘Mommy, Mommy, bullets going! Oh, God, oh, God. He trying to shoot me, and he shoot the police,’” Donna Cameron, the mother of Sharon Goppy, tearfully recalled.

Hours earlier, Goppy’s husband, CUNY peace officer Rondell Goppy, opened fire on police amid a domestic dispute, sparking a gun battle that left him dead and the cops seriously injured, authorities said.

“I said, ‘Stay in in the basement, stay in the basement!’ ” Cameron said she told her daughter.

“She said, ‘Mommy, you all come quick, you all come quick,’” Cameron said as her eyes welled up with tears.

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Donna Cameron

“When I got the call, I bawl, I bawl,’’ Cameron said. “I said, ‘Stay in the basement! Make sure the door lock, don’t leave.’ ”

Cameron said the couple’s two kids — son Isaiah, who is about 9, and daughter Destiny, who is around 11 — were at home because of remote learning.

But their dad “don’t care, man, he don’t care,’’ the grandma said of the violence and Rondell Goppy. “He doesn’t have respect for the children.’’

Neither Sharon Goppy nor the kids were hurt in the gunfight between Rondell and the officers.

Rondell Guppy was pronounced dead at the scene after the shooting.

Cameron and another daughter, Sharon’s sister Eulene Cameron, 45, said Rondell had been a monster who cheated on his wife of 17 years, having three kids outside their marriage and regularly abusing her.

Eulene said her brother-in-law not only hurt her sister, he would threaten Eulene, too.

“He said he was going to shoot me,’’ said Eulene, who is from Philadelphia, as is her mom.

“He sent me a text. He told my sister he is going to come over there [to Philly], and he is going to shoot me, he is going to send someone to shoot me. I told him to ‘come yourself.’

“I wasn’t worried. I’m not scared of him,’’ Eulene said.

“I was worried about my sister.’’

She said Sharon stayed in the marriage for the kids.

Both Eulene and her mom said Sharon didn’t let on about what was happening inside the troubled marriage until this past summer — and only then because cops had gone to the Goppy household on a domestic call.

Rondell had several guns — which were taken away after a domestic incident in July, authorities and sources have said.

He was given his weapons back in September — a move that is now being investigated by the NYPD, cops and sources said.

Eulene said she and other relatives tried to convince Sharon to divorce her husband after the disturbing summer incident.

The sister said Sharon told her Rondell “threatened to kill her many, many times.

“He said he is going to kill her and he is going to kill himself,’’ Eulene said.

The couple had met in high school and had been married for 17 years, relatives said.

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