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Two deaths result from a murder-suicide

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A gated community in Spencer Estate was the location of an apparent murder-suicide which resulted in two deaths.

On Tuesday, May 17, just after 1:30 p.m., the 45th Precinct responded to an assault in progress at 1422 Outlook Avenue.

Te police discovered a male and a female unconscious and unresponsive as a result of inflicted gunshot wounds to their heads.

Although it has not been confirmed by DCPI or the 45th Precinct, reports have surfaced that the two deaths were the result of a murder-suicide.

However, it has not been verified as to who shot who, although reports claim that 39-year old Fred Rudaj, shot himself in the head after shooting his girlfriend, 29-year old Florida Lumi.

Rudaj and Lumi were apparently living together in Apartment 3 of the three-story Outlook Point Condominiums at 1422 Outlook Avenue, that borders Eastchester Bay.

According to sources Lumi may have been four months pregnant.

The apparent incident took place inside the house, according to DCPI.

Local residents and building management expressed their empathy for the two individuals involved in the unfortunate situation.

“They were a very nice, loving couple,” said the manager of Outlook Point Condominiums, who preferred not to disclose his name.

“This community has lost two good people - and a lot of residents are heartbroken because of this double-tragedy,” he said.

“I didn’t know them, but from what I’ve heard, they were very nice people who never bothered anybody,” said an Outlook resident who has lived in the complex for over 10 years. “It’s sad to hear that something like this took place.”

EMS pronounced both individuals deceased at the scene.

The Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head for each individual.

Since DCPI did not confirm this incident as a murder-suicide, they stated that no arrests have been made and that the investigation is ongoing,

They have not ruled out the possibility that a third party may have been involved.

Reach Reporter Steven Goodstein at (718) 260-4599. E-mail him at sgoodstein@cnglocal.com.
Updated 5:04 pm, July 9, 2018
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