Moment killer handyman, 66, is mowed down and beaten by woman’s boyfriend seconds after he shot her dead in jealous rage at a Bronx construction site
- Lizbeth Mass, 52, was shot and killed by Jose Reyes, 66, on Wednesday
- Lizbeth was working on City Island as a construction site flagger
- She befriended Reyes and he would sometimes bring her sandwiches for lunch
- On Wednesday, he ‘exploded’ when she introduced him to her boyfriend, Dwayne Walker
- Walker, after watching Reyes gun down his girlfriend, got in his car and mowed him over
- He then beat him and held him at the scene until police arrived
- Reyes has been charged with murder, manslaughter and weapons possession
Lizbeth Mass, 52, worked at City Island in the Bronx and was beloved by its residents
A construction flagger who was shot dead by a man who ‘exploded’ when she introduced him to her boyfriend has been pictured.
Lizbeth Mass, 52, was shot dead on Wednesday by 66-year-old Jose Reyes, a handyman who had become friendly with her and would sometimes bring her lunch.
She worked at City Island in the Bronx and was beloved by its residents. She was from Brooklyn but had worked at the site for years.
Reyes, 66, would often cycle past her and bring her sandwiches.
They’d become friends but on Wednesday, he shot her six times after she introduced him to her boyfriend, Dwayne Walker.
In the chaotic aftermath of the killing, Walker got into his car and mowed down Reyes. He hopped out of the vehicle and it rolled back, hitting Reyes again, while no one was driving.
Walker then grabbed Reyes and pushed him over the hood of the car, beating him repeatedly.
He held him down until cops arrived.
Reyes was taken into custody. Walker was allowed to go free. On Thursday night, he told The New York Daily News that Mass had mentioned her killer to him before.
Gunman Jose Reyes is shown in a neck brace being taken away from the scene by police on Wednesday after shooting the woman dead when he found out she had a boyfriend
This was the chaotic scene after the shooting. Dwayne Walker, the victim’s boyfriend, got in his Hyundai and mowed down the shooter then beat him until cops arrived
Police work at the scene in City Island on Wednesday after the shooting. The shooter has been charged
‘She befriended him. She mentioned him. She said this guy would bring her lunch sometimes.
‘I spoke to this guy and he seemed OK,’ he said. He said Reyes ‘exploded’ when he learned he was her boyfriend.
‘When my sister presented her boyfriend to him he changed his look. I think he didn’t know she had a boyfriend,’ the victim’s brother Raul said.
He added that his sister was friendly towards everyone she met and that the man likely had the wrong impression.
It’s unclear how long Walker and Mass had been together.
‘I’m all right. She didn’t deserve this. Nobody deserves this,’ he said.
Little is known of Reyes. He was taken into custody at the scene.