NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The manager of a New York shelter was abducted at gunpoint by a former resident who attempted to sexually assault her before shooting her to death, police said.
Officials say 36-year-old Ana Isabel Charle was walking to her car near the 108-bed Project Renewal Shelter in the Bronx Monday around 6 p.m. where she encountered an armed West Spruill.
Police say Spruill sexually assaulted Charle in her car and as she escaped, a naked Spruill chased her and shot her three times in the head and chest.
Charle was found shot and killed on Bullard Avenue, just a block from the shelter that she oversaw.
Police say Spruill was armed when arrested near a car wash soon after.
Authorities say the 39-year-old man had moved out of the shelter in January and police are searching for a motive in the slaying.