Bronx Mother Claudia Millan Shot In The Head While Walking With 2-Year-Old Son

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for the person who shot a Bronx woman dead over the weekend.

At approximately 11 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a 911 call at Park Avenue and East 178th Street.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports: The Victim’s Husband Said Their Children Keep Asking For Their Mother

They found Claudia Millan, 29, shot in the head. EMS rushed her to St. Barnabas Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Millan has four children. She was with her 2-year-old son Jamir when she was shot in the face, said neighbor Edith Rivera.

jamirmillan Bronx Mother Claudia Millan Shot In The Head While Walking With 2 Year Old Son
Jamir Millan, Claudia Millan’s 2-year-old son, was holding his mother’s hand when she was shot in the face May 29, 2011 (credit: Juba Lassiter)

Rivera, 57, was watching Millan’s three other children: an 11-year-old son who is blind, an 8-year-old daughter, and a 7-year-old. She said rushed to the scene of the shooting after hearing the shot.

Millan was lying on the street, near her home.

“She was holding [Jamir’s] hand,” Rivera said.

Jamir is devastated and traumatized after witnessing his mother’s cold-blooded murder and keeps repeating the word “monster” and putting his hand to his face saying “pow, pow,” David Lopez, the victim’s nephew, said.

Police hope a nearby surveillance camera may provide crucial evidence in the shooting.

The victim’s husband said he doesn’t understand how someone could do this to his wife.

“That’s wrong, that’s wrong. Nobody deserves that. She got four beautiful kids and now what I got to do to tell them?” Juba Lassiter said. “She loved them kids; she loved them. She loved me. She loved living; she loved having fun.”

Millan’s brother, Antonio, said he thinks his sister was deliberately targeted.

“It was not an accident,” Antonio Millan said. “My sister was not killed randomly, it was deliberately done.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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  1. annie says:

    This is my Good friend sister, she told me the bad news today, i knew something was wrong because i haven’t heard from her. The reality is that the family is grieving their lost love one, and none of your comments matter at this point.

    I’m praying babygurl, what doesn’t come out in wash will come out in rinse!

  2. The Facts says:

    Pure evil. Unfortunately,all to commonplace. Day in and day out.

  3. p says:

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  4. FTW says:

    This is a tragedy plain and simple. I have no connection to this family, nor am I black, hispanic or a pccific islander for all of you who are seem to be taking a census in this comments section. But that doesn’t matter. This is a shame….for the family for her friends and loved ones and for those kids. A young life taken too soon.

  5. tae says:

    What’s crazy is that all ya’ll talking this mess for what, to say what. A young life lost, that’s it. Motherless children, that’s it. Even though I know it wasn’t over drugs (friend of the family) no one deserves to die this way. No one. Her life may not have been perfect or “all ameican” but she was making it work. Doing a good job rAising those kids. Its sad what this world has come to and how people could just say such cruel things.

  6. Primetime Editorials says:

    man this is terrible
    so sad these kids have to grow up with out a parent because of one stupid idiot
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/brutal-broad-hits-female-in-the-head-with-a-crowbar-during-rap-video-shooting/

    1. tomorrows here says:

      Why would a Woman be walking at 11 pm, thats almost midnite with a 2 year old?

      1. Warnel says:

        tomorrows here: …..because she ….could.
        Or are you perhaps blaming the victim?

      2. I.MISS.YOU.CHACH says:

        tomorrows here: you have no idea what a devoted mother she was and is. I know claudia personal so before you decide to to cast your judgement remember that her family and friends are still grieving the lost of someone who they cherish dearly. And they question you should be asking is “WHY WOULD SOMEONE SHOOT A MOTHER WALKING TO HER HOUSE HOLDING HER SONS HAND?”

  7. Alex says:

    Really, so white people don’t kill at all. Who was that idiot who kill a bunch in Arizona recently, was he a Hispanic or black, go figure . Now days there is not such thing as CIVILIZED, and feel the pain for this family, I would never wish this to anybody.

  8. M.A.D says:

    This is S.A.D., but worse is that everyone has turned it into a race issue. I can help but think that she was a target.

  9. THE TRUTH says:

    THAT WAS A STUPID COMMENT, YOU REALLY ARE A RACIST. THATS THE REAL TRUTH

  10. 1608 says:

    I’d like to tell you how wrong you are, but I stoped talking to myself last year.

    Okay: I think I did.

  11. rubin says:

    I hope they catch the person that did this, she was a great friend of mine and I know the killer will be done with. RIP Chachi we will never forget you and your crazy hair days as well as the kind heart you had!!

    1. marilyn says:

      yes she was rubin u couldnt said it more batter lov we lov u and miss u homie dam WHY THE GOOD ALWAYS GOT TO DIE YOUNG

      1. Jane Sutton says:

        What’s wrong with you people? Can’t you talk, write or think in complete sentences? You sound so ghetto…if you truly want to post something that honors your friend…at least write a sentence that is coherent.

  12. story says:

    This is too tragic to mention race, does death have a color? Her first child is blind take into consideration their ages 11, 8, 7, and 2 they are babies, who will love them and care for them the way there mother loved and cared for them? Barry Levin is right where is Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson in tragedies of this magnitude? I forgot maybe Al is getting a perm and Jessie fixing his dentures. They show there faces for political and fund raising reasons only. Take a look at something like this, who do we see? the police ONLY and what is she a casualty. End of story.

  13. JUHY says:

    You have to be a maniac and have a heart of ice to kill a mother, let alone one in front of her children. You have to completely cast GOD aside and have it your way. Whatever perceived reason someone think they may have had to do this, the fact remains that GOD owns life. It’s not up to us to decide who gets it and who loses it.

  14. Dwayne Ramsey says:

    The person who killed this woman in front of her son should recieve a death sentence. He does not deserve to live. New York should bring back the death penalty for these horrific murders.

  15. J says:

    Anyone who kills a woman should face a just punishment!

  16. cecelia says:

    The person who killed her should rot in hell. My heart goes out to that little boy and his siblings.

  17. Todd Barbour In VEGAS says:

    Ok I live in Las Vegas and I have read this artical over and over again and nowhere does it say it was a WHATEVER ON WHATEVER crime. So now I am to assume that all the murder’s happening in Las Vegas are a WINNER ON LOSER crime. The person that goes to the casino and blow’s a paycheck trying to double it, then has to go out and kill someone, so not only is that person BROKE but now is a MURDERER. Please people not all crime is a COLOR ON COLOR crime.

  18. Jaharah says:

    How horrible. To kill this woman no matter what is wrong but to do it in front of her child like that, what a beast. God Bless that baby and the rest of her children.

  19. atragon says:

    The brother thinks his sister was targeted. Is that right? Why would she be targeted? What was she into that we arent being told about? Who did she aggravate that would have generated this heinous act?

    1. Bruce Goldensteinberg says:

      nothing is in accident in the ghetto. it might have been payback. perhaps the mother was slinging rock back in the day, who knows. you can’t outrun your past.

      1. Stacy says:

        Yes Bruce…., for you will ALWAYS be an insensitive window peeking idiot.

      2. HARLEM GOING HAM says:

        HEY BRUCE, ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU WILL SUFER FOR YOUR VILE COMMENTS AND DISRESPECT. IF SHE WAS YOUR FAMILY MEMBER, I WONDER WHAT YOU WOULD SAY THEN. ONLY A REAL COWARD WOULD SAY THE THINGS YOU DO. LASTLY, THE NEXT TIME YOU PASS A GARBAGE CAN, DUMP YOURSELF, YOU PEICE OF TRASH.

      3. I.MISS.YOU.CHACH says:

        You have no idea who claudia is and what type of person she was so before you before you decide to write ignorant comments you should stop and use your brain for once. food for thought what if she was your aunt?

  20. chess says:

    i wonder how this came a black issue. the victim wasn’t even black…….folks in this world have to blame the negativity on somebody i guess.

    1. atragon says:

      Problem is, as long as people of color are killing each other in the inner cities, the rest of the world doesnt seem to care. If the same thing happens in the Hamptons, there would be an uproar of epic proportions. Whatever happened to teaching our children such things as morals, ethics and civic decency?

  21. Keitha Baker says:

    My heart goes out to the family and friends of a woman who life was cut short. The person who done this is cold hearted she was with her child for God sake. He will remember this day for the rest of his life…If I could have One wish it would be to catch this fool.

  22. lori says:

    Wow, I thought I was in NYC, not Alabama circa 1950, Barry Levine.

  23. 1608 says:

    A child sees his mother killed and some fool brings race into it.
    Think of how this child feels. What should happen to the one or more who did this, drop them in the sea 4miles out.

  24. Cos says:

    With the exception of the last 2 and 1/2 years, I lived in that area for nearly four decades. The street she was shot on (178th Street and Park Avenue) is exactly 2 blocks away from the 4-8. This unfortunate event is further proof that the police can’t be everywhere – even if it’s only 2 blocks away. Bloomberg needs to stop these rediculous gun control laws and allow NYC residents to retain the right to self defense. It’s the only way to prevent tragedies like this from occurring. Just think about the horrific memory that child is now going to have of his mother being shot and killed in front of him.

    1. karlson says:

      Stop thinking that arming oneself is the solution. People with bad intent will resort to knives if they cannot obtain a firearm legally or otherwise. People need to connect with life and move out of their personal pain and suffering so they stop inflicting their situation on others. There is too much hate in the world.

    2. Stephanie says:

      yeah lets give everyone guns. that will definitely “prevent tragedies like this”..duh.

  25. Angela Williams says:

    I agree with Pat. This is a tragedy all the way around. What a beautiful boy. It’s sad her children no longer have a mother.

  26. PAT GRIMES says:

    WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH “NEGROS”? THIS IS A NIGHTMARE NO MATTER WHO IS INVOLVED!!!!

  27. Barry Levine says:

    Iggy,
    Write a letter to Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson who are two race baiters and ask them where they are when these so called leaders are needed. Just to give you an idea of where the Negros are going look at the teen agers who think it is very stylish to wear their pants half way down to thei thighs. Where are the voices of THEIR “leaders”.

    These so called leaders are leading Black people right to the gates of Hell.

    1. Tyrone Everett says:

      Al Sharptan dose alot for our community he is now taking on the educationissue that is veary bad in this country not just for blacks but for every one.The olny time you going to hear about him is when some unjustice have been commited agains black folk and he don’t look for any of that stuff, but he is ask to speak on behaft of a family then he will come and you wont hear any of the many things he is involve in because the news is not reporting any of it.The only time the news report what he is doing is when there is a race issue making you belivie that all he do ,the man do many more stuff to help many people but wont know it unless u get off your butt and find out.

    2. browngal4u says:

      You really are a dumb idiot for making such a ridiculous comment. What the hell Al Sharpton and/or Jessie Jackson have to do with this story. First of all they are trying to get justice for all minorities, so how is that being “race baiting”. If the police who were only 2 blocks from the murder scene and was not able to prevent this from happening, how the hell do you think 2 men (who aren’t law enforcement) would make a difference. Secondly I am sure you have eyes like the rest of us to see that it’s not only black teenagers (this should be 1 word not 2) that are wearing there pants hanging down. To paraphrase you “where are the voice of their (whites and other nationalities) leaders. Tell me who is leading the white serial killers and mass murders to hell.
      Your focus should have been that a mother was murdered in front of her young child instead of making this a race issue.

      1. Cooke says:

        Could not have said it better.

    3. HARLEM GOING HAM says:

      BARRY LEVINE, YOU MUST OF MISSED YOUR BIBLE LESSONS. FIRST OF ALL, CHANGE YOUR NAME, CAUSE YOU MAKE THE JEWS LOOK BAD. SECONDLY, THE WORD NEGRO MEANS DEAD BLACK IN LATIN, YOU CRASH DUMMY. WE DONT LIKE THAT WORD, DONT USE IT ANYMORE. SHARPTON AND JACKSON HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PERSON WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER. YOUR COMMENT IS EQAUL TO BLAMING THE RABBI’S FOR HILTER’S CRIMES AGAINT JEW PEOPLE. I WOULD LOVE AN ONE ON ONE WITH YOU, CAUSE YOU ARE THE REAL RACE BAITER. YOU ARE A RACIST HIDING BEHIND THE TORAH. MAY GOD PUT YOU IN HELL

    4. The Facts says:

      Did Sharpton ever pay his back taxes? Don’t hold your breath.

  28. izzy says:

    in 10 yrs….are you a terrorist or that guy who predicted the end of the world on May 21st????????

  29. MSavage says:

    huh?

  30. Vog Vee says:

    Wow that is just so sad dude.
    http://www.privacy-web.no.tc

  31. iggy says:

    muguma noodle rammin, why is everytthing racist? why is everything against the negro? why doesn’t american negro leaders step up?

    1. izzy says:

      what year is it where you live iggy?

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