Witnesses identified Gabino Genao as the shooter after his wife, Ivelisse Alvarado-Genao, was shot in the head on W. 36th St. and Canal Ave. in Seagate about 11:15 p.m. yesterday, police said. The victim died at the scene.
The couple had only been married a short time but quickly began having problems family members said.. Genao was in “a jealous rage” when he arrived Friday night, said the victim’s cousin Richard Nunez said.
Ivelisse Alvarado-Genao, who recently moved to Maryland with her two children to escape her abusive ex-husband, was back in New York for a family reunion. Her estranged husband showed up around uninvited at 11:15 p.m. Friday and shot her in the face, witnesses said.
Gabino Genao allegedly gunned down his wife Iveliss Alvarado-Genao [photo]
He served two years in prison after being convicted of assault in 2007. Paroled in December 2009, he was back in prison in 2016 after violating his parole in February. He was released again on June 7.
On Nov. 5, cops arrested him in Manhattan for violating an order of protection filed against him by his 29-year-old former girlfriend.
“Where is my daughter?” cried Olga Alvarado.
Genao responded: “I killed her,” said Alvarado-Genao’s cousin, Richard Nunez.
Another family member who was at the family gather when the Genao shot his ex, said she witnessed suspect fire both bullets into her relative from behind.
“They were standing here talking, arguing. He reached out with both arms to hug her or grab her and she pulled away,” said the female cousin through tears.
“He pulled out a pistol, shot her as she walked away. When she hit the ground he walked up to her … and shot her again as she laid on the ground. Then he walked back to our house, and I ran inside.”