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Ex of Brooklyn Bridge Park Shooting Victim Arrested in Prior Assault: NYPD

 Michelle Marks, left, was gunned down in Brooklyn Bridge Park devastating her mother, Pauline Marks, right.
Michelle Marks, left, was gunned down in Brooklyn Bridge Park devastating her mother, Pauline Marks, right.
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BROOKLYN — The former boyfriend of a woman who died in a shooting outside Brooklyn Bridge Park on Monday night has been arrested for assaulting her the day before she was killed, police said Thursday.

Lamont Wright, 53, was arrested for attacking Michelle Marks, 23, in her Crown Heights apartment building June 5 at about 8 p.m., according to police and Marks' mother.

Wright was charged with assault, stalking and criminal trespass, police said. He had yet to be arraigned Thursday afternoon, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's office.

Marks was shot to death just after she had left her job at Fornino pizzeria near Pier 6 in Brooklyn Heights at about 9:30 p.m. on June 6, sources said.

Marks was on the phone with her boyfriend, Sam, at the time. She could be heard shouting, "Oh my God, he's got a gun!" before the line went silent, sources said. 

Wright was taken into custody the day after she was killed but has not been charged for the shooting. 

In the earlier incident of assault, Pauline Marks, Marks' mother, told reporters that as she was returning from church Sunday, she heard her daughter scream, "Mom!"

The mother saw Wright standing over her daughter with a vacant look in his eyes, she said.

"His mind had left earth. He looked like he had a problem. He didn't look normal," she told reporters Tuesday. 

Michelle Marks had planned to file an order of protection with the local police precinct on Tuesday.

Marks and Wright had dated for about a year and had three calls of domestic violence reports to police, according to sources and Pauline Wright.

Wright spent a year in prison in 1990 for attempted burglary, according to state officials from the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. 

According to the New York Daily News, Wright continues to deny responsibility for Marks' death.