COPS are searching for the potentially “armed and dangerous” boyfriend of a 50-year-old mom found shot dead in the bathtub of her New York City apartment.
Ramona Rodriguez-Reynoso was found by officers at around 10pm on Friday with a gunshot wound to her head.
The wound was so severe that police initially believed that she had been attacked with a machete, New York Daily News reports.
Rodriguez-Reynoso was pronounced dead at the scene in her Washington Heights apartment on the sixth floor of West 167th St near Audubon Ave.
It is unclear if she was shot in the tub or her body had been moved there after her death.
The mother-of-two’s boyfriend of 30 years, German Reynoso, 57, was being sought for questioning on Saturday night.
The Daily News reports they had two adult children together and a grandchild.
He had not been in the apartment when officers responded to the 911 call.
Officer distributed wanted posters with Reynoso’s picture around the neighborhood on Saturday.
They described him as a “person of interest” and warned he is “considered armed and dangerous.”
“It appears to be a domestic,” a police source told the New York Post.
Neighbors said they heard cries of “pain and shock” around the time that the body was discovered.
“You always think it’s going to happen somewhere else not near you. It’s very sad,” a tenant named Ines told the Post.
“We were here and maybe she was asking for help and nobody listened.”
“This s**t is shocking,” another family friend added.
“I know the two of them my entire life. It’s unbelievable. It’s shocking to me. She was a good person. I saw no problems. I’ve never seen no fighting.”
Rodriguez-Reynoso’s neighbor, Eva Diaz, 59, described her as “very nice.”
“She was a very good person,” Diaz added of her friend of 30 years.
Rodriguez-Reynoso worked at the nearby New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
No arrests have been made.
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