While Fireworks Were Going off in the streets, Gunshots rang out in A Brooklyn Apartment (3 dead)

| July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Police say that 44-year-old David Sherrod shot his spouse, Alma Cox, and her grandson, 7-year-old Jaquan Cox before turning the gun on himself.

Police received complaints of an odor coming from the apartment and found the victims on Monday night. They believe the bodies were there since Saturday. Police said that neighbors heard the gun shots, but didn’t call for help until they noticed the smell.

Friends of Alma Cox told the NY Daily News that they believed she was in an abusive relationship and was trying to leave. Sherrod had been charged with assault agains Cox after police responded to a domestic disturbance report in August of 2010.

The families of the victims are in disbelief over the tragic chain of events.

“My mother was a very lovable person, very helpful, very generous,” Johnny Cox told the Daily News. “My son was a lovable person, very friendly, very playful. They both enjoyed life, they both enjoyed each other. It’s sad what happened to them but at least they’re together.”

Sherrod’s son, David Sherrod, Jr.  described the two as “the best couple in the world.”

Source: NY Daily News/ YBW

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