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Brooklyn murder-suicide leaves 4 people, including child, dead, NYPD says

A 27-year-old man is believed to have killed his daughter, half-brother and step-father before killing himself, police said.

Four family members were found dead in their

Four family members were found dead in their Brownsville apartment Wednesday morning after a triple murder-suicide, police said. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A 27-year-old man is believed to have shot and killed his 1-year-old daughter, 16-year-old half-brother and 57-year-old stepfather before taking his own life in a Brooklyn apartment early Wednesday morning, police said.

Terrance Briggs, 27, Laylay Briggs, 1, Loyd Drain III, 16, and Loyd Drain Jr., 57 were each found shot in the head in their fourth-floor apartment in the Riverdale Towers on Thatford Avenue in Brownsville, at about 5 a.m. by Terrance Briggs’ 53-year-old mother. They were all pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A motive was not clear, but police were investigating whether there were past issues between Terrance Briggs and his stepfather, police said.

Loyd Drain Jr. was found in a bathroom in the apartment, while Loyd Drain III was found in a bedroom and Terrance and Laylay Briggs were found in another bedroom, Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said at a news conference. A gun was recovered from inside the apartment, he said.

The investigation is ongoing.


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