Tyquan Long is wanted for the double shooting homicide in Edgemere on Wednesday morning. Sources say he shot and killed his girlfriend and then shot the mother of the man he suspected of dallying with hid girlfriend in the hand on the way out of the building.
Police officers, detectives and EMTs outside 333 Beach 32 Street after the double shooting. One woman was declared dead on the scene, the other was transported to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital with a hand wound.
The genesis of the Edgemere double shooting homicide is beginning to clarify nearly 12 hours after the event first began.
According to a New York Post Story published on line Wednesday night, police sources told the paper that Tyquan Long, 29, a jealous lover, went on a bloody rampage Wednesday, killing his girlfriend in her Edgemere apartment and then shooting another woman in the hand in the lobby of the same building, because he suspected his girlfriend was sleeping with someone else and the woman in the lobby was that person’s mother.
Long, 29, allegedly shot girlfriend Joann Gravette, 36, in the stomach and left her dying on the floor of Apartment 11A inside 330 Beach 32 Street (known locally as the Russian Towers) at around 11 a.m., according to police sources.
The gunman’s jealous rage allegedly continued as he stalked down into the lobby of the building and fired several more shots at the 51-year-old mother of his girlfriend’s suspected lover, striking her in the hand, sources said.
The wounded woman, identified as Barbara Romano, was taken to St. John’s Hospital in stable condition.
“My mom’s going to be okay,” Romano’s daughter Kimberly Alicea told Post reporters. “She said he shot three or four times. She dove behind the desk, the security desk. Then she crawled into the boiler room which is next door and called the police.”
The fight started when Long confronted his girlfriend and accused her of sleeping with another man who lives in the building, sources said.
Neighbors told reporters that the two had a stormy relationship.
“She was getting scared of him,” Alicea said.
“The relationship was becoming abusive and she didn’t know what to do.”
Gravette, the girlfriend, was pronounced dead at the scene after detectives, going through the building looking for Long, found her body inside the apartment.
Romano’s son, Brian Romano, was taken into custody outside the building on what cops said were “charges unrelated to the shooting.”