NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A person has been arrested after a man and woman were found fatally shot inside a Bronx apartment Saturday night, police said.
The victims were a 50-year-old mother and her 27-year-old son, CBS2 and 1010 WINS reported.
The NYPD said Sunday evening 49-year-old Antonio Robinson of the Bronx was arrested and has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
Fire Department personnel responding to a report of a gas leak in an apartment at 1763 Fulton Ave. in Claremont found the victims unconscious and unresponsive shortly before 8 p.m., officials said. Both were shot in the head, authorities said.
The woman’s husband is a person of interest and is being questioned by police.
The two were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been released.
There were more than a dozen candles outside the building Sunday morning, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.
One neighbor said she had known the son he was a small boy. She said he went to college and was working for the Transit Authority.
“He was a beautiful person,” the woman said. “Always helped me upstairs with my groceries, always doing favors. He was beautiful.
Neighbors said the husband would drink and get into arguments with his stepson.
The mother was a nurse’s aide, neighbors said.
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