A person who was attending his younger daughter’s birthday celebration fatally shot his girlfriend and two of her children on Monday night time, earlier than turning the gun on himself, police stated.
Police have recognized the gunman has Joseph McCrimon, a 46-year-old Mount Vernon resident. They are saying he arrived on the Van Dyke Homes in Brownsville at round 11:15 p.m. in an “agitated” state, then killed his girlfriend, Rasheeda Barzey, and her two daughters from a separate relationship, Chloe Spears, 16, and Solei Spears, 20.
At a information convention on Tuesday, Chief of Detectives James Essig stated that the victims had been celebrating the ninth birthday of Barzey’s and McCrimon’s daughter on the time of the killing. The younger woman, who was not harmed, referred to as police following the triple murder.
“Daddy’s coming to my birthday, he didn’t deliver presents,” the terrified woman instructed the 911 operator, based on Essig. “It’s actually coronary heart wrenching,” the chief added.
McCrimon was discovered a block from the constructing with a deadly, apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the pinnacle. An NYPD spokesperson stated they recovered two firearms from him.
McCrimon and Barzey had a two decades-long relationship that relations described as “very rocky,” based on Essig. There have been no earlier 911 calls associated to home incidents on the deal with, police stated.
Between 2010 and 2018, there have been 558 home violence murder incidents throughout New York Metropolis, accounting for 18% of all killing throughout the 5 boroughs, based on metropolis knowledge. Survivors teams have warned that the pandemic might have exacerbated home violence incidents, whilst police tallies have remained largely regular.
McCrimon was beforehand convicted of manslaughter greater than 25 years in the past, and was arrested once more in 2013 for an alleged financial institution theft.