New York City police are looking for the ex-boyfriend of a 23 year-old woman who was killed outside of Brooklyn Bridge Park as she talked on the phone to her current boyfriend.
According to New York Daily News, Michelle Marks saw her killer just before she died at 9:30 Monday night.
“He’s here and he has a gun!” she screamed on the phone. “Call 911!”
Police are now looking for Marks’ former boyfriend Lamont Wright, who they say shot her in the head.
“He thinks he’s going to get away with this — he can run but he can’t hide,” Marks’ heartbroken mom Pauline Marks said of Wright. “He may have gotten away last night, but he’s not gonna get away from God.”
Marks had just left her job as a cashier at Fornino Pizza at Pier 6 minutes before she was shot.
“She was working and feeling really good about herself,” her mother said. “She was making money and buying herself things. Her goal was to go to California. She had purpose… She had a plan.”
Marks’ new boyfriend texted her mother as soon as the phone went dead.
“Sam texted me, ‘Mom the guy is at her job with a gun,’” Pauline Marks said. “He called the police. People threaten with guns all the time, I didn’t expect it to go that far, didn’t expect him to use it.”
“By the time Sam got there the ambulances were taking her away,” she said. “He’s really disturbed by it.”
Marks had filed at least three harassment reports against Wright, and was about to file an order of protection against him on Tuesday.
“I’m just trying to process and come to terms with what happened,” Pauline Marks said. “She had a day off from work today, and was supposed to get an order of protection.”
As police search for Wright, Pauline has been left with the bigger challenge of explaining what happened to her older daughter Tamika, who is mentally disabled.
“She didn’t really understand when I told her what happened,” Pauline Marks said. “I don’t know how she’s going to react when she does understand.”
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