According to authorities, a man acquainted to the child’s mother shot a Bronx father in broad daylight on a Bronx street in front of his 2-year-old son.
Marquis Lane, 31, was arguing with the woman near the intersection of Park Avenue and East 167th Street in Morrisania just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to authorities.
According to detectives and his grandmother, the shooter then approached and opened fire, sending him running beneath a vehicle and wounding him in the chest.
“I understand he was outside and they were arguing and the guy came around shooting and he went underneath the car, to try to avoid it,” his 75-year-old grandmother Helen Hannibal told The Post. “That’s where the police found him at. That’s all I know.”
Lane was taken to Lincoln Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
After the incident, both the suspect and the child’s mother fled.
“I don’t know that woman,” said Hannibal, a retired home health aide. “I don’t want to know her.”
Lane, 31, was a construction worker who leaves behind four children, according to his grandmother.
“It’s enough that it happened right on the corner,” she said. “He came over here to die, and that hurts, you know? If he just came upstairs in my house….Instead, he just tried to see his kid. He loves his kids.”
Lane was shot just blocks from the home he shared with his grandmother.
“He was my grandson and I love him. He was a great father,” she said.
“He would go shopping for me and make sure I was ok,” the woman added. “I’m going to try to survive as long as God lets me.”
Marquis’s father is “not well” after losing his son, the grandma added.
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