Friday, November 4, 2016

Woman Murdered In Macombs Dam Park


By Geoffrey Croft

A jealous boyfriend shot and killed his girlfriend inside Macombs Dam Park last night.

Police responded to a call at 9:14 p.m of a female shot inside the park near the corner of Jerome Avenue and Macombs Road. 

When police arrived they found Arecelis Colon, 45, of nearby Woodycrest Avenue shot one time to the stomach.

The victim was taken by EMS to Lincoln Hospital where she died at 9:58 p.m.

The victim's boyfriend, Jonathan Sanchez, 33 was at the scene when police arrived. He initially made up a story that she was shot during a robbery after three male black males snatched her bag. 

While being questioned at the 44 Pct. he folded and the true story was revealed. 

Sanchez was in a nearby McDonald's on 161st Street and when he came outside and found his girlfriend talking on the phone. When he asked who she was speaking with she wouldn't tell him.

They argued, believing she was cheating on him.

He told police he pulled out a gun and fired one shot, intending to strike her in the arm but missed accidentally shot her in the stomach

Sanschez told police he ran to the other side of the park and buried the gun under some leaves and returned to his girlfriend side.

Police recovered a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun at Jerome Avenue and Anderson Avenue across the street from Yankee Stadium about a block from the crime scene. 

The couple had no prior domestic incidents according to police.

Read/View More:

Wabc November 4, 2016 

New York Daily News - November 4, 2016 

New York Post - November 4, 2016 - By Larry Celona 

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