N.J. Mom Is Fatally Shot by Retired Police Officer Ex-Boyfriend, Who Then Turns Gun on Himself


A resigned Atlantic City, N.J., cop shot his ex dead in the wake of bursting into her New Jersey home on Monday night prior to ending his own life, as per an assertion from the Gloucester District Examiner’s Office. Deptford Municipality police tracked down the bodies of William Beattie and Erin A. Gatier, both 47, on Monday night subsequent to being shouted to Gatier’s home for a government assistance check, the investigator’s office said. Beattie constrained his direction into the home at around 6:50 p.m., shot her, and afterward shot himself.

Gatier’s way of death was crime and Beattie’s was self destruction, the still up in the air, as per the assertion.


Gatier’s sister, Salena Schwegel, posted about her sister’s homicide on Facebook Wednesday, sharing that Gatier’s birthday was simply the week before. “This is one more illustration of harmful men prompting the absolute worst result. Erin was a lovely mother, sister, and little girl. Love you sister we will all miss you. Once more, until we meet,” Schwegel composed.

Gatier functioned as the New Jersey region market leader for Compassus Home Wellbeing, New Jersey 101.5 reports. Matt Greenberg, a partner of Gatier’s, likewise took to Facebook to grieve Gatier’s troublesome demise, composing that he was “crushed” and that he would recollect Gatier for being “transparent” and ready to “discuss anything.”

Greenberg likewise told the Press of Atlantic City that Gatier had said her ex was profoundly oppressive. “She confessed to me that [Beattie] was dangerous, that he was an extremely controlling individual and wouldn’t let her discussion to anybody he thought may be somewhat of a danger to him,” Greenberg claimed to the paper.

“It was an oppressive relationship, not truly, however more intellectually.” Thomas R. Gilbert, Acting Head of Criminal investigators for the Gloucester District Examiner’s Office, lets Individuals know that he was legitimately not ready to address any conceivable earlier history of viciousness between the person in question and the executioner.

“This was clearly something miserable that collected a ton of media consideration, however in New Jersey we are under severe restrictions on what we can and can’t deliver about … any set of experiences of homegrown episodes,” Gilbert says.  “This wound up in a homicide self destruction and clearly we aren’t charging anybody, however we are blocked from examining anything like [prior] controlling requests.” Beattie, previously an Atlantic City cop, was blamed for involving extreme power during a man’s capture in 2006.

Gregory Ferrentino, the man in question, sued Beattie and the police division a short time later, however the officials were gotten free from bad behavior in 2012, as per the Press of Atlantic City.

A GoFundMe account has been organized to fund-raise for Gatier’s burial service costs and the continuous schooling of her two youngsters. “As a considerable lot of you might be aware, our dear companion Erin was unfortunately taken from this world, leaving it less splendid,” the page says. “Erin abandoned two wonderful kids that are entrusted with inconceivable choices and costs.”

Anybody with extra data about this case can contact Investigator Brandon Cohen of the Gloucester Province Examiner’s Office at 856-384-5524, or Analyst Robert Jones of the Deptford Municipality Police Division at 856-845-6300. Assuming you are encountering abusive behavior at home, call the Public Abusive behavior at home Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org.  All calls are complementary and classified. The hotline is accessible every minute of every day in excess of 170 dialects.