A man in New York City allegedly gunned down his ex-lover’s boyfriend after encountering the pair on the street, the New York Post reports.
Around 7:45 p.m. Friday, Police say a 23-year-old man and his girlfriend were outside of a building in East Harlem when they ran into the woman’s previous boyfriend.
Emergency crews arrived to find the 23-year-old with one gunshot wound in his lower back. Medics rushed the man to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Investigators arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the shooting, the Post reports. Police were able to recover a gun from the crime scene.
The New York Daily News reports that the alleged shooter and the woman have a child together.
“It appears to be a love triangle,” a police source told the Daily News. “The victim’s girlfriend has a child in common with the shooter.”
At the scene on Friday, baby diapers and a roll of toilet paper could be seen on the sidewalk where the victim was shot.
The New York shooting was one of at least two love triangle-fueled killings in the U.S. within the last 24 hours.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, an off-duty police officer was found dead Friday night inside an unmarked Birmingham police car.
The female victim’s identity has not yet been released, but she was shot multiple times late Friday evening, AL.com reports. The victim was inside the vehicle with a male police detective at the time of the incident, which occurred at a park.
Authorities on Saturday morning arrested a Birmingham police detective, 39-year-old Alfreda Fluker. She is expected to be charged with capital murder, among other crimes, according to the newspaper. A reporter for AL.com referred to the killing as part of a “love triangle.”
“It’s something that’s been going on for a little while, but without our knowledge,” Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said at a Saturday morning news conference.
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