A man shot by police during a domestic violence incident at the Vladeck Houses in January has been indicted on attempted murder, kidnapping and other charges.
On Jan. 27, police said, Brian Quattrocchi barricaded himself in a second floor apartment and stabbed his former girlfriend, Olga Pichardo, with a kitchen knife. Officers broke down the door and opened fire on Quattrocchi.
Here’s more from the press release put out by the DA’s office yesterday:
According to the indictment and statements made on the record in court, on January 27, 2015, QUATTROCCHI violently assaulted his 40-year-old ex-girlfriend inside her apartment, hitting her, knocking her to the ground, and kicking her prone body. When the victim escaped to another room, QUATTROCHI allegedly barricaded the front door of the apartment against responding police officers, picked up a knife, and followed the victim into the bathroom. The defendant is then accused of ignoring several police orders to drop the knife, instead threatening the officers and stabbing the woman repeatedly in her chest before officers were able to subdue him with non-fatal shots to the torso and arm. According to a criminal complaint, on a previous occasion, QUATTROCCHI allegedly went the apartment ten days earlier and, when asked to leave by the victim, instead attacked her and struck her in the face.
The Post highlights portions of Quattrocchi’s statement to police, made from a hospital bed, in which the Brooklyn resident claimed he had been invited to Pichardo’s Lower East Side apartment:
She told me to come over and that she’d cook for me… Cops started banging at the door asking to come in but I told them I wasn’t opening the door and I started to become irate… “I’m in a lot of pain and I’m being treated for multiple wounds for being shot by the police.”
In a statement yesterday, the DA said:
Domestic violence is rarely a one-time occurrence… As alleged in this case, the defendant assaulted his ex-girlfriend inside her apartment, and a little more than one week later, went back to the apartment to wage an even more violent attack, beating and stabbing her while attempting to prevent law enforcement officials from coming to the victim’s aid. Thanks to the bravery of responding officers, this individual was stopped before he was able to do even more harm to this victim or others.
Quattrocchi was charged with attempted murder in the second degree, kidnapping in the second degree, attempted assault in the first degree, and assault in the second and third degrees.
He pleaded not guilty and has been jailed without bail.