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2 dead in Washington Heights murder-suicide

June 13, 2012 10:29:15 AM PDT
Gunfire at an apartment building in Washington Heights that left a man and a woman dead overnight.

The shooting happened around 1:20 this morning inside an apartment on the 4th floor of 189 Audubon Avenue in Washington Heights.

When police arrived on the scene, they found a man with a gun in the lobby of the building.

Officials said the man fired his weapon toward the front door and then fled inside the building.

When they finally got into the building, authorities found a 29-year-old man on the 1st floor, unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to his head. He was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he later died.

A firearm was recovered from the scene, police said.

When police reached the 4th floor apartment, they found a 26-year-old woman in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to her head. EMS pronounced her dead at the scene.

She was identified as Michelle DeLacruz. The man was identified as 29-year-old Sergio Azcona. Authorities said DeLacruz had at least two orders of protection against Azcona.

No officers were injured.

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