Mom, 10-year-old daughter dead in apparent strangulation, man shoots self in head in Bronx family tragedy: cops
BELMONT, the Bronx — A mother and her 10-year-old daughter were killed in an apparent strangulation and a man is hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a wellness check turned into a deadly barricade crisis at a Bronx home Saturday afternoon, police said.
Police arrived at the multifamily home on at 2157 Belmont Avenue near East 181 Street between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to check on the family — and the visit ended in a family tragedy.
Linda Manigault, 34, and her daughter, Heaven Ross, 10, had “injuries that are consistent with strangulation,” cops said.
Neighbors say Manigault was a mother of four. One neighbor said they heard one of her children frantically screaming earlier in the day.
Police say the 32-year-old man, who was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in critical condition with the head injury, was believed to be in a relationship with Manigault. Neighbors say he lived in the home.
Heidi Sanchez, a resident in the home, was in tears as she told PIX11 one of the victims “was awesome. She was just so loving to her kids. I would never in a million years think this would ever happen.”
She described the man as “standoffish” and “he didn’t talk much.”