Police: Man kills mother of his kids

December 2, 2008 8:23:18 PM PST
Police say a man allegedly killed the mother of his child during a dispute in her Brooklyn apartment and then was fatally shot during an ensuing gunfight with her 78-year-old father. Forty six-year-old Janette Velez was shot in the torso during a dispute with 37-year-old Audeliz Velez inside 330 Bushwick Avenue, in the East Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

The two were not married, even though they both had the same name. She was the mother of his child.

Upon seeing his daughter fatally shot, the woman's 78-year-old father then got into an alleged gunfight with the suspect.

The suspect was shot in the torso and pronounced dead at the scene.

The 78-year-old father was shot in the shoulder and taken to Bellevue Medical Center in stable condition.

Two guns, a .357 revolver and .32 caliber semi-automatic were recovered at the scene.

It was not immediately clear if the father's gun was registered.

No charges were immediately filed.

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