New York Man Dead After Shooting Family, Killing 3: Police

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Dad massacres family before shooting himselfIn the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said. “What I did, I cannot come back from,” Jonathon Walker told his brother by phone soon afterward, police said. A deranged dad killed his wife, daughter and mother-in-law with bullets to the head in a methodical murder spree at their Queens home early Saturday, police said.Despite having being shot through the head and the bullet exiting through her eye, the brave little girl managed to let police in and was able to talk to them for around a quarter of an hour before being rushed to hospital.A father killed his seven-year-old daughter, girlfriend and girlfriend’s mother before turning the gun on himself in a mass shooting at a family home in Queens, New York City, police said.Media gather near the 148th Avenue Queens home where New York Police say a father shot his daughters, his girlfriend and her mother in their home and then killed himself at another location Saturday.

And Walker did not come back – police said he killed himself in his car on a desolate street a few miles away, ending a burst of violence that stunned relatives who said the family hadn’t shown signs of trouble. Hulking Jonathon Walker, 34, put a bullet into his own head near the Bergen Basin, and his body was discovered inside the silver GMC Arcadia used to flee the gore-spattered crime scene.

The 34-year-old security guard had killed his 7-year-old daughter, Kayla Walker; his 31-year-old girlfriend, Shantai Hale; and Hale’s mother, Viola Warren, 62. The dead man’s 12-year daughter, who was fighting for her life Saturday after surviving a gunshot to her head, had managed to dial 911 and report the morning massacre, sources said.

According to the New York Post, the surviving child managed to speak to police for 15 minutes despite her critical injuries as she was rushed to Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Investigators were trying to trace Walker’s movements before the shooting as relatives struggled to comprehend shootings that struck them as inexplicable. Police arrived to find the bodies of Walker’s wife Shantai Hale, 31, her mom Viola, 62, and 7-year-old Kayla Walker after the gunman targeted the victims in their bedrooms, the sources said. “She was a lovely person,” said a devastated Patricia Simmons, 64, of her sister. “She cared for her grandkids.

Officers then issued an appeal hunting gunman Walker, who was carrying a .45-caliber gun as he drove from the scene of the crime in a 2013 Silver GMC Acadia SUV. ‘We’ve heard he was out with a friend. While Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said police had taken reports for domestic incidents at the home in 2005 and 2006 for “nominal matters” and Walker had been arrested twice in now-sealed cases, relatives said they weren’t aware of any family strife or concerns about Walker. “There was no indication of anything that would remotely make him do this,” Wendell Warren, Viola Warren’s brother, said as he wiped tears from his eyes outside the home on a suburban-style street in Queens, near a park and John F. Doreen Warren said Walker had joined in a pleasant family gathering at Christmas and her daughter and granddaughter never complained to her about him. It’s horrific, just horrific.” “She’s fighting, she’s fighting,” said a teary Wendell Warren, another of Viola’s six siblings. “She was always the toughest.

I believe she’s going to make it.” But sources indicated she told police that Walker suddenly snapped before the killing started, with the shooter walking from bedroom to bedroom and opening fire. The bloody scene unfolded suddenly and quickly – Walker showed up to the home at 5:38 a.m., and his 12-year-old daughter called 911 a few minutes afterward to report that her father had shot the family, Boyce said.

Facebook photos painted a portrait of domestic bliss in the family, including a series of shots showing the two girls posing happily in their school uniforms. And a second neighbor said he was not a violent or abusive person. “He was so nice, a very nice guy,” said Sam Santos, 21, who lived next door for the last 13 years. “Never saw cops come to the house, never heard a fight — nothing like that.”

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