BROOKLYN — A man gave his girlfriend's daughters $8 to go buy fried chicken around the corner from their Bed-Stuy home and then fatally shot their mother Wednesday night, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
The girls, aged 5 and 9, returned to their Chauncey Street home, near Rockaway Avenue, and found their mother, Sellis Gonzales, 44, lying dead on the floor about 8:40 p.m., cops said.
"They go and when they come back, the door is ajar and the woman is on the floor," Kelly said at a Wednesday press conference.
Eric McCormick, 40, shot Gonzales in the head and chest before fleeing the scene, cops said.
She was rushed to Brookdale Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.
The suspected boyfriend, who cops said fathered the youngest daughter, was spotted walking near the scene wearing black headphones, a red T-shirt and dark pants.
Cops described him as 5 feet 8 inches and 225 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).