A 30-year-old man from Sheepshead Bay has been charged with murdering his wife after he admitted to shooting her in the head in May.
Gabino Genao was arraigned today and charged with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, and assault. The defendant allegedly admitted to committing the murder before fleeing to Delaware.
According to investigators, Genao shot his wife Iveliss Alvarado multiple times in the head on May 26 in front of 2714 West 36th Street in Seagate. The victim was celebrating at a family reunion before she was fatally shot.
Alvarado’s cousin saw Genao pummeling her and tried to intervene, and also suffered bruises. After the shooting, Genao was heard saying, “I killed her,” according to the investigation.
“This defendant is charged with ruthlessly shooting to death an innocent and beloved woman who was out celebrating with her family,” said Acting District Attorney Gonzalez. “I am determined to hold him accountable for this cold-blooded murder.”
He was apprehended in Delaware on June 2 and extradited to Brooklyn today. Genao was ordered held without bail. He will return to court on August 2, where he faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted.