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Child among dead in suspected Brooklyn murder suicide

July 3, 2012 3:23:28 PM PDT
Three bodies of three people, all apparently fatally shot in the head, were found inside a second-floor apartment in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn early Tuesday.

The victims, 44-year-old David Sherrod, 51-year-old Alma Cox-Sherrod and 7-year-old Jaquan Cox, were found inside the Lafayette Avenue apartment around 3:30 a.m. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.

The child is believed to be the dead couple's grandson.

Neighbors complained about the smell coming from the second-floor apartment. They say the family recently moved into the building and may have worked for the management company, collecting rent or possibly working as a porter.

Police believed the deaths to be the result of a double murder suicide, and the bodies may have been in the apartment since the weekend.

No arrests were immediately made.

Authorities said David Sherrod had a criminal record and served time in prison from 1998 to 2008.

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