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Ex-NYPD cop guns down tax inspector wife, police say



An argument between a tax cop and her ex-NYPD husband turned deadly Saturday night when he pulled out a gun and riddled her body with bullets before fleeing their Queens home, officials said.

Tracey Young, 42, was found in the couple’s Briarwood home with gunshot wounds to the head and torso just after 11 p.m., cops said. She was shot so many times that cops couldn’t count the bullets, though reports put the number between seven and 10. Neighbors reportedly heard fighting, but it wasn’t immediately known what set off the violence.

Her husband, Clarence Cash — a former cop who retired in 2006, turned himself in at a midtown precinct Sunday, according to officials. Cash, 49, was expected to be arraigned late Sunday night, according to a spokeswoman for the Queens District Attorney’s office, who said it was unknown if he had a lawyer.

Young, an investigator at the state department of taxation and finance who handled cases of cigarette smuggling, was called one of the states’ “top ten” cops by her supervisor.

“She was an incredible investigator,” the unidentified supervisor told the Daily News. “One of the most dedicated people you’d ever see.”

If convicted, Cash faces 25 years to life in prison.

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