Two Adults, a man and a woman and a 7 year old boy have been found shot to death in a Brooklyn apartment.
Police Believe Incident Was A Double Murder And A Suicide
Police believe a violent ex con turned his Brooklyn apartment into a blood bath by shooting to death his wife and her beloved seven year old grandson before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.
Police believe David Sherrod, age 44 , shot his wife Alma Cox and her seven year old grandson Jaquan Cox in the head before he turned the 357 hand gun on himself and killed himself inside the Brooklyn apartment on Tuesday July 3, 2012.
Jaquan Cox, 7, was found shot along with his grandmother Alma Cox in a Brooklyn apartment Tuesday.
David Sherrod and Alma Cox in a Facebook photo
Police discovered the three bodies at 11.50 P.M. on Monday night July 2nd after neighbors complained of a foul odor coming from the apartment. Police detectives now believe that Sherrod killed Cox, her seven year old grandson and himself with a 357 revolver on Saturday night and the bodies had been decomposing since then in the hot apartment. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots on Saturday night which was the 30th of June but did not call the police.
The seven year old boy was staying for a week with his grandmother Alma Cox and he was supposed to have returned home to Poughkeepsie on Monday where he lived with his father Johnny Cox who is having a hard time dealing with the death of his mother and son.
David Sherrod Jr. mourns outside the house where police say David Sherrod shot spouse Alma Cox and her beloved grandson, Jaquan Cox of Poughkeepsie David Sherrod is also said to have taken his own life.
Neighbors say that David Sherrod was at times almost evil with Alma Cox and that she was planning to leave him because of his ongoing abuse. Neighbors reported hearing the couple argue from time to time and that on August 20th 2010 was the last time police had been dispatched to the Cox residence for domestic violence by Sherrod on Cox.
Sherrod who acknowledged during a parole hearing that he smoked crack as a teenager was last released from prison in 2009. He had been in and out of prison on drug and armed robbery charges.
The gruesome scene in Brooklyn Apartment where three people were found dead Tuesday. Police said David Sherrod fatally shot his spouse Alma Cox and her grandson Jaquan Cox, 7, before turning the gun on himself.
Domestic Violence is a severe problem that continues to be a problem in many families. Cox had been on her job for over 18 years and she was an excellent employee said her employer. Sherrod also worked there. The couple worked at the Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corp., a nonprofit group that provides affordable rental housing to low-income residents.