Cops hunt for gunman in death of BX grandma

Elzina Brown was shot and killed in the city's first homicide of 2013.

Elzina Brown was shot and killed in the city's first homicide of 2013. (1/4/13)

THE BRONX - The search is intensifying for the gunman who killed a Bronx grandmother in the first New York City homicide of 2013.

Investigators say 59-year-old Elzina Brown was fatally shot in the chest by her daughter's boyfriend, 25-year-old Raymond Mayrant, during a domestic dispute between the couple. The shooting happened outside her apartment at the James Monroe Houses in Soundview Thursday afternoon.

Brown's 22-year-old daughter was also shot and is recovering at Jacobi Medical Center.

According to neighbors, Brown was home on a lunch break from P.S. 100, where she worked as a crossing guard. They say she had been trying to protect her daughter.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

 

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