Alleged Gay Love Triangle Leads to Murder-Suicide in Brooklyn
New York police say that a love triangle has led to the death of two men in Brooklyn due to an apparent murder-suicide, the New York Daily News reported.
A police spokesman said Jason Lopez, 22, shot and killed Tory Curtis, 23, on Tuesday before taking his own life in an apartment in East New York, a neighborhood on the eastern edge of Brooklyn, in New York City.
The newspaper reports that authorities said Lopez found Curtis, his alleged boyfriend, with an unidentified third man. The newspaper also says that the third man hid in the closet while Lopez shot Curtis to death and then turned the gun on himself.
Curtis’ family was distraught when they came to the scene of the incident, the New York Times noted.
"Where’s my brother? Where’s my brother?" Devon Curtis, 18, said repeatedly. "Who shot my brother?"
Witnesses say that the third man fled the apartment in fear. Neighbors said they saw a man run out of the building around 3 p.m. yelling for help before falling to the ground.