2012-11-30 / Top Stories

Local Man Charged In Nassau Murder

A Far Rockaway man will be arraigned Tuesday after being charged with allegedly fatally shooting a relative and critically wounding another in Elmont (Long Island) on Monday, Nassau County police said.

Wilfred Labossiere, 31, allegedly shot and killed his relative, 29-year-old Christopher Mullings of Roosevelt and critically wounded the grandmother of his 3-year-old son after an argument in a residential Elmont neighborhood on Monday, police said. After dropping off his son at the grandmother’s Oakley Avenue home in the morning, Labossiere reportedly had a telephone argument about visitation and soon returned to the home, cops said. Outside the home, Labossiere, the child’s grandmother, and Mullings all began to argue. Investigators said that a physical altercation ensued between Labossiere and Mullings. Labossiere allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired multiple times, striking Mullings and the 51-year-old grandmother. Neighbors recalled being awakened by gunshots and then seeing Mullings fatally shot on the lawn of the home. One neighbor told Newsday that he could hear the grandmother crying for help. "I heard her say 'Help, I'm shot,' or something like that," he said. Cops said Labossiere then helped the woman into his car and took her to the hospital. He drove into the hospital’s ambulance bay and handed the wounded woman to hospital staff before fleeing. Mullings, who was left fatally shot on the lawn, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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