Father killed three people at his 9-year-old daughter's birthday party in New York apartment
Three people killed in a New York apartment during a birthday party.
The party took place in the Van Dyke Houses of Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood when the shooting happened at about 11:15 p.m.
The shooter turned out to be a father of a 9-year-old girl for whom the party was thrown. 46-year-old Joseph McCrimson killed his daughter’s mother, Rasheeda Barzey and her two daughters, 20-year-old Solei Spears and 16-year-old Chloe Spears.
Then he shot himself. His body was found in a walkway with two guns beside him.
McCrimons and Barzey's 9-year-old daughter called 911. NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said she told the dispatcher: “Daddy’s coming from my birthday... he didn’t bring presents.”
“We know he left in an agitated state to meet her,” Essig told reporters Tuesday.
The 9-year-old girl was left unharmed, police said. The investigation is ongoing.