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CRIME OF PASSION

Gay Brooklyn Couple Die In Bizarre Murder-Suicide

A Brooklyn man shot his boyfriend and then himself on Tuesday, reports the Daily News, killing both.

Jason Lopez, 22, of East New York, found boyfriend Tony Curtis, 23, in their apartment with an unidentified man. And in what the News called “a love triangle turned fatal” (ya gotta love their way with words), Lopez killed Curtis while the third man hid in the closet. Then Lopez turned the gun on himself.

The terrified survivor then fled the apartment, witnesses said.

“He came out from the house screaming,” said a witness. “He said, ‘My best friend got shot and the guy killed himself.’

He said, ‘My boyfriend!’ Then he fainted.

We might never get to the bottom of this: Relatives of Curtis told the News he wasn’t gay or relationship with Lopez.

photo by: Tony Webster
By:           Dan Avery
On:           Apr 19, 2012
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  • 5 Comments
    • flowerchild
      flowerchild

      the tone of this is a little ridiculous considering the outcome.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 7:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mikel D McGrew
      Mikel D McGrew

      Relatives – Denial is more than a river in Egypt. The man says his boyfriend was shot and the family says he was not gay or in a relationship with the man. The man who shot the other and killed himself, found the two together. We may not know all the story but the basics seem apparent.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 9:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fidelio
      Fidelio

      @flowerchild: i agree. sounds like a dark satire.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 10:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny
      Danny

      The story only makes sense if the guy hiding in the closet was Lopez’s boyfriend. Otherwise the references to the other guys made by the survivor and the family make no sense. Perhaps the guy not shot was fooling around with a straight guy (his best friend) so his boyfriend off’d the straight guy and then himself.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little man
      Little man

      I think everyone obviously has the freedom to shoot anyone, as long as he/she shoots himself/herself. I mean: who is going to punish them when dead? Figuring out ‘what really happened’ from scant information, and semi-reliable, perhaps biased, or even semi-cognizant sources, may be a form of puzzle entertainment for those who were not present, but doesn’t help the dead persons. One thing for sure – one of them had a gun, prepared, and he didn’t want to shoot at the third.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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