RPD investigates ‘tragic’ murder-suicide at Wesley Gardens nursing home

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester Police Department is investigating a tragic murder-suicide at Wesley Gardens nursing home on Saturday.

Police say 83-year-old Albert Greer walked into the nursing home around 10 a.m. to visit his lifelong partner 89-year-old, Bernice Dubin. At the end of the visit, Greer shot Dubin and then turned the gun on himself. Immediately after the shots were fired, the staff at the facility responded to the room and attempted life-saving measures but were unsuccessful. Greer and Dubin were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Dubin was a patient at the facility for at least a couple of weeks and her health was deteriorating.

"From what we are gathering, her partner was having a difficult time dealing with her deteriorating condition and unfortunately this was a tragic step that was taken," RPD Captain Frank Umbrino said.

Police say at no time were any residents or staff in danger.

Wesley Gardens issued a written statement Saturday afternoon that said, "We thank the Rochester Police for their prompt response. We send our condolences to their families and loved ones."