A Brooklyn man accused of gunning down his wife and stepson in a jealous rage spilled his guts to police after they nabbed him at a gas station near their blood-soaked apartment, prosecutors revealed Monday.
Luis Collado, 52, confessed to believing his wife, Rosa Acevedo, had cuckolded him and claimed that’s why he shot her to death before opening fire on her 26-year-old son, Gustavo Devora, inside the couple’s Louisiana Ave. home in East New York on Friday, prosecutors for Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez said.
“This defendant made statements that he suspected his wife was unfaithful and fooled him, that he shot her, and that he shot the male decedent as well,” Brooklyn ADA David Ingle said at Collado’s arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court Monday.
Acevedo, who was struck in the head and neck, died at the scene. Her son suffered a head wound in the shooting and lingered at Brookdale Hospital until Saturday, when he died.
In his confession, part of which was recorded on bodycams worn by Collado’s arresting officers, the jealous husband claims he only shot his stepson after he lunged at him with a knife, according to prosecutors.
“He goes on to state that he shot the male decedent because the male decedent had a knife and came at him,” said Ingle.
The slayings were witnessed by another relative named in criminal complaint documents as Miguel Acevedo, who claimed Collado pulled the trigger on him after slaying Devora, only to realize he’d spent all his bullets on his wife and stepson, Ingle claimed.
“Then the defendant pointed the firearm at the eyewitness, pulled the trigger, but the gun was now empty and did not discharge,” Ingle said.
Police sources told the Daily News that Collado had a history of domestic incidents.
An attorney for Collado said her client acted in self defense and made a request to Judge Devin Robinson that he be placed on suicide watch, which Robinson granted.
Robinson ordered Collado held without bail. He’s due back in court on Wednesday.