CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) – A disbarred lawyer whose wife was killed in a mysterious roadside shooting tried to shove reporters outside a police station Wednesday after they asked whether he had something to do with the attack.

Carlos Perez-Olivo, 58, has not been accused of any wrongdoing in the attack, but police say his story of a roadside ambush is “unusual-sounding.” They have not ruled out the possibility that he had something to do with the shootings. He was questioned for hours Tuesday at his Chappaqua home just three doors down from Bill and Hillary Clinton, and was at the station Wednesday to help police with an enhanced sketch of the gunman. Police wouldn’t say if he had been questioned again.

As Perez-Olivo was leaving the station, he reacted angrily as reporters asked him if he had killed his wife, trying to shove reporters twice before he was pushed into a vehicle that sped off.

Perez-Olivo, shot in the abdomen, was permitted to leave Northern Westchester Hospital late Monday. There have been no arrests in the slaying.

His wife, teacher’s assistant Peggy Perez-Olivo, 55, died Monday afternoon, the victim of a gunshot to the head. Her husband told police the shot was fired by a man who cut off their car on a dark road Saturday night, then climbed in and shot both of them as they returned from an evening in Manhattan.

The road would not normally be part of the route home, but Carlos Perez-Olivo said they had detoured to find a gas station. He said he was able to drive to the hospital despite his abdominal wound.

He told police he did not recognize the gunman, but he described him in detail. The police issued a sketch and asked the public for help.

Police refused to answer questions Wednesday about what type of gun was used, whether the gun or any shell casings had been found, and whether surveillance video from a gas station near the shooting scene had been useful.

They also would not comment on any motive for the shooting, although Simmons said detectives would look into some of Carlos Perez-Olivo’s former clients.

He was disbarred three months ago for refusing to return unearned funds to clients, and jurors have accused him of incompetence in defending a murder suspect.

The killing of a neighbor had no apparent effect on security at the Clinton home three doors away. Philippe Reines, press secretary to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, said, “The Clintons are saddened to hear of the death of their neighbor Mrs. Perez-Olivo.”


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