The officers, identified by sources as Wael Jaber and Wing Hong Lau, responded to the three-story Sterling Place brownstone after the victim's sister called 911 to report that Wells was "scared" of her husband because he was "acting amusing", sources said.
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Later that morning, the cries of her toddler led neighbors to call the police, who found Wells strangled at the bottom of the stairs.
Law enforcement sources told PIX11 News that Wells was apparently strangled and thrown down the stairs.
Chopper 4 over the scene Wednesday showed a heavy emergency presence after Wells' body was found, with at least four marked police cars and a number of unmarked police cars in the area, which was roped off with yellow tape.
A young woman in Brooklyn was found dead after NYPD cops allegedly blew off a 911 call from her sister, claiming her husband was a threat to her.
The woman was 22-year-old Tonie Wells.
'They seemed like a nice family, ' Ruiz said of the couple, whose Facebook pages are both filled with photos of each other.
On Thursday, police said Wells' husband was a person of interest, and was in custody and being questioned.
"They didn't even go up to the house", a neighbor reportedly said.
Deputy Chief Michael Kemper, Commanding Officer of Detective Borough Brooklyn North, told reporters that Wells' death was deemed suspicious. According to the ACLU, 88 percent of domestic abuse field workers say "police sometimes or often do not believe victims or blame victims for the violence". Wells' cause of death had not yet been released.