Man kills 1-Year-Old daughter and himself after his ex refused to comeback together
Terrance Briggs, 27, killed his 1-year-old daughter, his stepfather, and his half-brother before killing himself after he fail trying to get back together with his ex.
Before everything Terrance Briggs, 27, was drinking Hennessy when he decided to call Olivia Callender, the mother of 1-year-old Laylay, and try to reconcile their split, reported the New York Post.
WABC reports, a 27-year-old man and his 1-year-old daughter were reportedly found dead in one of the bedrooms, while teenage boy was found dead in another bedroom and an older man — the stepfather of the 27-year-old victim — was found dead in the bathroom. Neighbors knew the eldest victim as “Big Daddy.”
The victims were identified as Terrance Briggs and his daughter Laylay Briggs, as well as 15-year-old Loyed Drain III and 57-year-old Loyed Drain, Jr. Police say it appears all of the deceased are related, either biologically or through marriage. They were all shot in the head.
Authorities believe Briggs shot the others before turning the gun on himself.
“We all know him by that, doing barbecues all the time and happy, laughing with everybody,” family friend Jose Valdez said. “A man, a good man.”
“Life is short,” Briggs reportedly told Callender.
After being kept from seeing Laylay, Briggs had recently begun seeing the infant again.
“He wanted to get back together with her for the baby’s sake,” a high-ranking police source said. “She must have said no. He told her he was depressed because somebody in his family had died.”
“It breaks my heart to see him gone, and all the kids and his son, you know?” family friend Vanessa Swain. “They showed love when they can, you know, and it’s sad.”
Green told police Briggs and his stepdad had an ongoing argument, which reached its peak in 2005 when Briggs threatened Drain Jr. with a loaded gun. Briggs also threatened to kill his whole family in the past
Police have not yet determined a motive for the killing spree.
“We do not have a motive for this incident, but we are working very hard to establish one,” NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said. “I can say this, a firearm has been recovered inside the apartment, along with bullets and shell casings.”