A parole officer accused of killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend led police on a high-speed chase up Interstate 81 between Binghamton and Cortland early this morning before committing suicide, according to State Police.
The chase stretched for more than 30 miles and reached speeds of over 100 miles an hour before the suspect, Robert Mroczek, was stopped in Cortlandville, police said. When officers approached his car, Mroczek was dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police say Mroczek killed his wife, Pammi Mroczek, 49, and her boyfriend, Daniel Brennan, 51, on Sunday when he encountered them at the Mroczek home in the town of Catskill, where the couple had apparently returned to gather Pammi Mroczek’s belongings. Catskill is about 100 miles east of Binghamton.
Both victims were shot multiple times, according to state troopers, who said their investigation identified Robert Mroczek as the gunman.
Shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, Mroczek’s car was spotted by troopers on I-81 in Chenango. When police tried to pull him over, he fled.
The chase ended after troopers used “stop sticks” to deflate Mroczek’s tires along the highway in Cortlandville.
Mroczek, 46, was had been a parole officer with the New York State Division of Parole since 2005, responsible for supervising parolees across a seven-county area in the eastern part of the state, according to WNYT in Albany.