Cop-killer Manuel Rosales was stalking his estranged wife for four days — sleeping on the roof of the Bronx building where she was staying — before he vowed to kill her and predicted he would die in a shootout with police, says a friend of the woman.
Rosales — who killed NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo before being shot dead by police on Nov. 4 — had told Tia Giattino hours earlier that he was going to kill her and predicted he would die “in a blaze of glory” at the hands of cops, according to the friend, who was letting Giattino stay with her in her Van Nest building.
“According to the security camera, he was here for four days sleeping on the roof,” the friend, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Post. “He was watching us.”
Rosales had learned where Giattino was staying after seeing a Facebook video of her that showed nearby businesses.
“We were all set to go out shopping, and I opened the door, and he pushed himself in,” the friend said, adding that Rosales had waited until after her husband left.
“I was pinned behind the door. Tia was here with the baby and my 13-year-old daughter.”
Rosales “kept saying ‘suicide by cop,’” she recalled.
The ex-con snatched Giattino’s phone from her, then told the friend she was lucky to be alive.
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