Manhattan NY April 6 2012 An off-duty NYPD auxiliary cop heading to his day job at a Manhattan hospital was fatally shot in the back near his Brooklyn home yesterday morning, police said.
The body of Francky Aleger, a 39-year-old volunteer peace officer, was found at around 6 a.m. on a sidewalk at East 95th Street and Glenwood Road in Canarsie.
Emergency responders didn’t notice the bullet wound to Aleger’s lower back until he was in the ambulance en route to Brookdale Hospital.
The father of two young boys was pronounced dead a short time later.
Cops and relatives were at a loss to explain why Alegar, a fitness buff and devout Roman Catholic, would be targeted for murder.
“He was a kind man, not loud,” his wife, Mislov, said in broken English. “He was my everything. I have two little boys. What am I going to tell them?” He left behind two boys, ages 8 and 6.
Family members said Aleger had no enemies, and they were unaware of any threats against him.
He had no criminal record, sources said.
“Went to work, church and the gym, that’s all,” Mislov said.
Police were unsure whether any of his property had been taken, but Aleger still had his NYPD auxiliary ID card.
The victim’s sister, Chary Aleger, said she had no idea who would kill her brother because it’s unclear if he was robbed.
“I’m just trying to find answers,” she said.
“If all of his stuff was missing, that could explain it, but I don’t know what happened.”
Aleger worked as a porter in the maternity ward of Mount Sinai Hospital.
“The cowards had to shoot Francky in the back. That would be the only way they could take him down,” said a neighbor and co-worker, Abigail Ceaser.
“I can’t believe he gets killed going to work,” she said. “Francky didn’t deserve this. He was probably trying to help someone.”
Aleger had volunteered since last September in the 13th Precinct, which covers Manhattan’s Gramercy Park neighborhood.
Auxiliary officers assist the NYPD with basic police functions, such as neighborhood patrols or crowd control during parades and other events.
The NYPD has announced a $12,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for Aleger’s death. Of that, $10,000 is coming from a private group, COP SHOT (Citizens Outraged at Police Being Shot) and the remaining $2,000 comes from the CrimeStoppers fund.