Off-duty NYPD sergeant indicted for shooting wife’s trainer

Nassau County Police

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An NYPD sergeant accused of shooting his wife’s trainer was arraigned after he turned himself in.

Justin Ellis, 35, was arraigned Wednesday after he was indicted on an assault charge and was later released with a future court date, according to Nassau County officials.

The shooting occurred after Ellis allegedly caught his wife and the trainer just after midnight on Oct. 25, 2019 in their Nassau County home.

The two-person inducement also included the trainer, 30-year-old Patrick Catania, according to court documents.

Catania was charged with attempted assault in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and trespassing, the indictment reads.

The two men allegedly exchanged words before Catania went to his car to grab a bat.

Ellis, who claimed Catania tried to attack him with a bat, shot him twice in the chest.

He worked in the 103rd Precinct in Queens has been suspended without pay, an NYPD spokeswoman said.