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Jamaican national kills supervisor, commits suicide inside Home Depot

crime-scene-police-motorcycle-accident-740Police say a Jamaican-born Home Depot employee shot and killed a supervisor Sunday before turning the gun on himself.

Police said Calvin Esdaile Jr., 31, shot the 38-year-old lighting department supervisor three times in the stomach and chest. in the store’s aisle 12 in Manhattan and then shot himself in the head.

Police said Esdaile was found dead at the scene with one gunshot wound. His .38-caliber revolver was beside him.

Esdaile’s victim, identified as Moctar Sy by a co-worker, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

“Unfortunately, both persons are deceased,” police detective Steven Wren told reporters.

Esdaile’s father, Calvin Esdaile Sr., 52, said his son had arrived in the United States from Jamaica in 2006 and lived in Brooklyn, He was the father of a six-year-old boy.

“If it’s him, I’m sorry about this thing, and I’m sorry someone has to die by his hand,” the disbelieving father told the New York Daily News, adding “it’s a shock to me. I don’t know of him having a violent history?

Alex Pereira, 32, a former employee of the hardware store, said Esdaile had worked at the store since at least 2011.

A Home Deport spokesman called the shooting an “isolated incident.

“We’re deeply saddened by this tragedy. We are fully cooperating with the authorities on their investigation,” the spokesman said.

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Comment by J. Linder on February 4, 2015 at 11:34am

It's a terrible tragedy & did anyone see that the young man was troubled over something.

Comment by J. Linder on February 4, 2015 at 11:30am

Comment by Jacqueline Wilson on January 31, 2015 at 6:53am
This is SAD! No one talk anymore...the gun do the 'talking' for them!
Comment by vaughn mitchell on January 30, 2015 at 8:42pm

He should have learn to control his damn anger.

Comment by K. LeBlanc on January 30, 2015 at 12:36pm
@tall Island Girl wow. did you know the deceased? ....that's messed up
Comment by GospelPan on January 30, 2015 at 12:24pm

@Incognito , no where in my post did I condone this behavior, I merely pointed out what "could" have driven this man to commit murder...I did not justify it anywhere in my post.

Comment by conscious1 on January 30, 2015 at 9:58am

I'm outraged over the fact that WE continue to make these disgusting white capitalist turn us against each other for mere chump change while they sit back and watch us act like animals. They wrote THE SCRIPT, BUT IT IS UP TO US TO KNOW OUR HIISTORY, know their history and DECIDE OUR OWN DESTINY

Comment by Incognito on January 30, 2015 at 12:04am

@ GospelPlan, that ain't no reason to up and kill some one... Besides apparently, you're a spiritual person - you should be the last person to condone this nonsense...

My question is where's the outrage over the killing of a true African? The man that died, was supposedly a married man from Mali.  Perhaps a hard working immigrant just like most of us who came here from overseas. Definitely can't condone this b/s....  Hope Home Depot takes care of this man's family.

Comment by Roots aka TJ What De Ras on January 29, 2015 at 11:19pm
This is just the beginning. These major companies are collecting billions of dollars a year in revenue and pays their employes next to nothing.
Comment by GospelPan on January 29, 2015 at 11:01pm

I don't know what happened in this case, but from my own experience...some supervisors can be wicked...time will tell what really happened to set him off.  I wonder how many more murder suicides we're going to see this year??

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