Man kills ex-wife in front of kid: cops

November 30th, 2010 by Staff

Source: NY Daily News — A squabble turned deadly Thursday night in a Manhattan apartment when a man fatally shot his ex-wife in front of their child, police and neighbors said.

Cops found the 29-year-old woman in a pool of blood in the hallway outside her flat on the 13th floor of the St. Nicholas Houses. She had been shot twice in the upper body and was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital.

A 34-year-old man said to be her ex was taken into custody, police said. Charges were pending.

Police declined to release any names.

The bloody drama in the apartment building at W. 131st St. and Eighth Ave. began shortly before 10 p.m. with loud noises coming from the victim’s apartment

“I could hear him throwing stuff across the room,” said one neighbor, who declined to give her name.

She told investigators she heard two shots and then the man ordered his child to get back into the apartment.

“I had to call the cops on them before, so I did it again, but it was too late,” she said.

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