Parents and their son, 9, are shot dead and three-year-old is wounded during home invasion in upstate New York
- Jimmy Crisantos, 27, his wife Shatavia Crisantos, 26 and Giovanni Tambino, aged nine, were shot and killed in Newburgh, New York, early Sunday
- Three-year-old boy suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and another child at the home was not harmed
- Police arrested Kaliek Goode-Ford, 30, on charges of murder and attempted murder in connection to the triple homicide
- They say shooter was known to the family and the home was not chosen at random, but rather was targeted
Kaliek Goode-Ford, 30, has been charged with killing a couple and their nine-year-old son, and also injuring their three-year-old
A man from upstate New York has been arrested and charged with killing a married couple in their 20s and their nine-year-old son, and injuring their three-year-old son during a targeted home invasion.
Kaliek Goode-Ford, 30, is expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon on three counts of second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Police believe Goode-Ford acted alone when he shot and killed Jimmy Crisantos, 27, his wife Shatavia Crisantos, 26 and Giovanni Tambino, aged nine, Shatavia’s son from a previous relationship, reported Times Herald-Record.
The couple’s three-year-old son also sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
A third child was in the home but was not injured, police said.
Victims have been identified as Jimmy Crisantos, 27 (left), his wife Shatavia Crisantos, 26 (right) and her son from a previous relationship
Giovanni Tambino, aged nine, was pronounced dead at the scene along with his mother and stepfather
The lives of the family were taken during a targeted shooting at a Newburgh, New York, home Sunday morning
Police in Newburgh, about 70 miles north of New York City, said officers responded to the home in the 1700 block of Route 300 after receiving a call of shots fired at around 8am.
They found the Crisantos couple and two of their children inside suffering from gunshot wounds.
The parents and their older son were pronounced dead at the scene. The toddler was rushed to a hospital to be treated for multiple gunshot wounds.
Newburgh Supervisor Gil Piaquadio earlier told The Times Herald-Record that the shooter was known to the victims, ‘wanted to be at that house and it was not just a pick a house at random.’
Police responded to this residence on Route 30 and found the young parents and the wife’s eldest son dead from gunshot wounds; the couple’s three-year-old son was wounded
A view from a news helicopter shows the crime scene in the 1700 block of Route 300 where a family were shot dead Sunday morning
Shatavia, pictured with her slain eldest son, is survived by her two younger children
Police said no one else was being sought in connection to the deadly shooting and that there is no additional threat to the public.
Newburgh Police Chief Bruce Campbell said during a press conference investigators believe Goode-Ford was known to the victims.
‘A clear motive for the crime is still under investigation however a relationship between the suspects and the victims has been established,’ Campbell said in a statement to CBS New York.
According to social media posts, Jimmy Crisantos married, Shatavia Faison, who went by the nickname ‘Tati,’ in 2017. The couple were raising three young boys together.
Goode-Ford has a past criminal record that includes a September 2016 arrest on weapons and drug possession charges.