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The man who allegedly gunned down the mother of his child, and her two other daughters in Brooklyn — before turning the weapon on himself — was previously convicted of manslaughter in Nassau County, records show.
The alleged shooter, identified by police sources as Joseph McCrimons, 46, was held on a first-degree manslaughter charge at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Westchester County from 1995 to 2003, state corrections records show.
McCrimons, who was 18 at the time, fatally shot Eugene Grant Jr., 28, a married father-of-five who worked part-time for Hempstead’s Sanitation department, on Halloween night of 1993, according to the Nassau County DA’s office and a Newsday report at the time.
McCrimons was angry because Grant had broken up a fight that he was watching, according to Newsday.
Grant, who earlier had taken two relatives trick-or-treating, was blasted in the back, and the gunshot punctured several organs, the paper reported.
Nearly 28 years later, inside NYCHA’s Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville, McCrimons allegedly shot the 45-year-old mother of his 9-year-old daughter — as well as her older daughters who weren’t his own — ages 16 and 20, Monday night, cops said.
The 9-year-old girl — who was hiding and not injured — called police, tipping them off to the bloodshed at the Sutter Avenue building, according to cops.
When officers responded, they found all three women dead.
McCrimons’ body was found in the walkway of a nearby building, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.
A .38 revolver and a semi-automatic handgun were recovered from the alleged shooter and the location where he was discovered, according to police sources.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told NY1 Tuesday morning that the shooting “appears to be domestic in nature at this point in time.”
“It’s just a terrible situation all the way around,” the top cop said.
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