The dead body of a Bronx man wanted by police for killing his ex-girlfriend was found a week after the heinous crime.
Police were hunting for Tyrone Lowe, 30, of 1570 Bogart Avenue, in connection with the shooting homicide of Shoshane Rattigan, 28, at their residence.
However, 47th Precinct police found Lowe dead inside of his 2006 Honda Odyssey this Tuesday, December 8 at 4:45 p.m. located in the vicinity of Hollers Avenue and Hutchinson River Parkway.
Officers that responded to the scene, found Lowe, who was pronounced dead by EMS, with a gun shot wound to his head, and a handgun lying next to him.
A NYPD spokesman said the 49th Precinct responded to a 911 call on Tuesday, December 1 at 3:55 a.m. of a person shot inside the Bogart house.
Upon arrival, officers observed an unconscious and unresponsive Rattigan.
EMS responded to the scene, however it was too late as Rattigan was pronounced deceased.
No arrests were made, but police identified Rattigan’s ex-boyfriend Lowe as a suspect.
According to neighbors, the couple’s six-year old son and Rattigan’s 20-year old cousin were inside another room when Rattigan was executed.
Neither was harmed or witnessed the shooting.
Lowe was wanted by police in connection with Rattigan’s murder and was last seen fleeing the crime scene in a gray minivan displaying New York license plate EXT3422.
Neighbors were shocked to awaken last Tuesday morning to police, medical examiners and crime scene tape outside of Rattigan’s residence.
“Just hearing about this happening was nauseating,” said one neighbor who wished to remain anonymous. “Because this happened so late into the night, hardly anyone heard the shot.”
Local residents said Lowe and Rattigan moved onto the block in June 2015 where they mostly “kept to themselves.”
Lowe was usually seen by neighbors standing outside smoking cigars. He gave off a “creepy vibe” they said.
According to residents, Rattigan told her neighbors that Lowe was beating her and she had called the police to report the abuse.
Police confirmed they had responded to a prior domestic complaint, but no charges were ever filed against Rattigan or Lowe.
Kay Cardona, a Morris Park community activist, knew Rattigan who was employed as a nurse at a local nursing facility and described her as “always happy and was great with helping her patients.”
“Shoshane was a tiny, little woman with a big heart and she was always willing to help,” said Cardona. “In a way, I feel relieved that a week after Lowe committed this horrible crime the search for him is finally over, but I worry for their son who was left orphaned by this incident.”
Joseph Thompson, 49th Precinct Community Council president, said anyone experiencing domestic violence can go to their local precinct and ask for the Domestic Violence Unit for help.
Domestic violence victims can also contact Safe Horizon’s free anonymous domestic violence and abuse hotline at (800) 621-4673.