A Brooklyn ex-con armed with two pistols fatally shot his girlfriend and two of her relatives, including a teen, before running off and killing himself, police said Tuesday.
The gunman’s brave 9-year-old daughter, who hid when the fatal shots were fired, alerted police to the horror when she called 911 from the blood-soaked home 11:22 p.m. Monday, cops said.
“I heard pops and screaming,” said one neighbour who wished not to be named. “I heard arguments. I thought it was a fight.”
When police arrived at the Sutter Ave. apartment in they found McCrimons’ 45-year-old girlfriend, a 20-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl sprawled on the floor dead.
The gunman’s young daughter was also in the home, rattled but unharmed, cops said.
It appears all three victims are members of the same family, police said. Their names were not immediately released.
The killing appears to be “domestic in nature,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Tuesday morning.
“There was a child in the residence and we were just reviewing some of the body-worn camera (footage) of the cops coming into that location who encounter that child,” Shea added. “It’s just a terrible, terrible situation.”
As cops responded to the shooting, police got another 911 call and responded to a scene two blocks away at Mother Gaston Blvd. near Dumont Ave. At that scene, they found McCrimmons dead from a gunshot wound to his head in a walkway outside another Van Dyke Houses building.
A .38-caliber handgun was near his body, police said, and a second gun was also on him.
The neighbour said she had heard screams from the apartment where the shooting took place before.
“I’ve always heard them arguing and screaming, yelling at the kid sometimes,” she said. “There’s a lot of violence…banging walls, screaming.”
McCrimmon was arrested on Nov. 16, 1993, for a fatal shooting in Nassau County on Halloween night, according to court records. He was convicted of manslaughter in 1995 and served eight years in prison before being released in February 2003.
“I don’t know anything about it, bye,” the woman said before hanging up.
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