Guyanese man, girlfriend found shot to death in Brooklyn – Cops suspect murder/suicide

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(NY Daily News)  A father of four and his 23-year-old girlfriend were found shot to death in a Brooklyn home Sunday afternoon, in what police are investigating as a murder-suicide.

Police believe Christopher Pickering, 37, blasted Elizabeth Thompkins in the head in their Central Ave. home near Hancock St. in Bushwick, and then turned the gun on himself.

Cops found Elizabeth Thompkins and Christopher Pickering at about 5 p.m., in their Central Ave. home after a relative of the victims discovered the bloody scene, police said.  (COURTESY OF FAMILY/ NY DAILY NEWS)
Cops found Elizabeth Thompkins and Christopher Pickering at about 5 p.m., in their Central Ave. home after a relative of the victims discovered the bloody scene, police said. (COURTESY OF FAMILY/ NY DAILY NEWS)

When a relative arrived home to find the bloody scene at about 5 p.m., a 9-mm. handgun was resting on Pickering’s chest, police said.

Neighbours described the two as a quiet, seemingly happy couple. Pickering had three sons — one of them newborn — and a daughter, and worked at a waste-management company.

“He loved those kids so much. That’s really what I remember about him. He was always with them,” said one neighbour, who didn’t give her name. “I just don’t think he could have done something like this. It does not even seem real.”

Another neighbour, who identified herself as Latoya, said she rarely saw Thompkins, but she was typically quiet.

“You never heard them yelling and screaming. This is unbelievable,” Latoya said. “I can’t remember the last time I saw her, but she was very quiet like him. I never really spoke with her, it was mostly (Chris) who would say hi.”

Pickering reportedly migrated to the U.S. from Guyana a number of years ago.

 

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  1. These foreign girls taking these men without knowing their backgrounds. Ladies, stick with your own. Guyanese culture is a different beast altogether. We men are like animals straight out of the jungle. Look Woman is how they speak to their wives and girlfriends. Look Woman this and Look Woman that. The girl probably could not take that and wanted to cut and run. Pickering could not take the leff. Now both dead.

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