Police believe the three dead bodies, including one of a 4 yead old boy, found in the parking lot of the Van Cortlandt Park golf course were the result of a murder-suicide. Thirty one year old Aldrick Jarvis shot his son Jacob Cartier Jarvis in the face while Jacob was in a carseat in the family car; he shot his 30 year old wife Jessica in the parking lot and then shot himself. Runners and dog walkers heard the gunshots, and police are still talking to them to understand what happened. The NY Times reports that police think the Jarvises had a fight, leading Aldrick Jarvis to smash a window, and then use a 9mm gun on them. Another sad note: Invitations to Jacob's 5th birthday were found in the car.
Jessica Jarvis's sister Gina Guadalupe told reporters that the couple had been together for many years, but recently Jessica had "threatened to leave him...She was very loving and caring. He was very aggressive and vindictive." According to the Daily News, Aldrick Jarvis couldn't hold down a job while Jessica worked steadily as a nurse's assistant.
A person who lives near the golf course told NY1, "The thing that's shocking to me is that they shot the kid. They shot the kid in the face."