Naples, Florida (News-Press) -- The ex-wife of a Naples police officer claims he was shot and killed by a fellow officer he was living with, who also shot herself while his two children were in the Estero home they shared.
Although the Lee County Sheriff's Office remains tight-lipped about the investigation of the shootings, the allegations by Nina Diaz-Monroig apparently were enough for Collier Circuit Judge Frederick Hardt to issue a temporary restraining order against police Sgt. Amy Young earlier this week.
The judge also ordered Young, 40, to surrender any firearms she possesses.
Young, a day-shift supervisor for the Police Department, was released last week from the hospital after treatment for a critical gunshot wound. She could not be reached for comment.
Shot and killed inside the home they shared in the Lakes of Estero development in Lee County was Luis "Dave" Monroig, 37, a 10-year veteran of the department and member of the SWAT Team and Honor Guard.
The shootings were reported around 2:30 a.m. July 9.
Sheriff's officials, including Sheriff Mike Scott, refuse to comment to The News-Press about the progress of the investigation.
However, Diaz-Monroig, 34, in her petition for a restraining order to protect her three children, stated that "Amy Young shot herself and my children's father in the head while two of my children were in the house." She said that Young shot herself in the face.
She gave no explanation regarding the source of her information. She did not return calls for comment.
Diaz-Monroig said she has known Young for three years.
After reviewing the petition, Hardt issued a temporary restraining order in behalf of Diaz-Monroig's three children, two boys ages 15 and 6 respectively, and a girl, 6.
Young "shall have no contact with the minor children until further order of the court," Hardt wrote. The order also specifies that Young is to have no contact with Diaz-Monroig.
A hearing will be held to determine if a permanent restraining order will be issued. The next court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 6.
The children are living with Diaz-Monroig, said Natalie Harrell, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Children and Families.
Young's three children are with their respective fathers, Harrell said.
She said that DCF will conclude its investigation after the sheriff's investigation is completed.