Police in Brooklyn are devastated to report a recent murder-suicide involving some beloved community members. According to police, 34-year-old Jason Jackson and his 34-year-old girlfriend, Olga Kirshenbaum, were both found shot to death inside of their apartment on January 31st.
According to authorities, gunshots were heard by nearby neighbors at around 10 P.M on Sunday, but the incident went unreported to police. A few days later on Wednesday, a worried relative who couldn’t get in touch with the couple showed up to their apartment. When they couldn’t get in, they contacted a locksmith to open up the unit. Once inside, she discovered both victims. Investigators later confirmed that both individuals suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the head.
Police also discovered a handgun next to Jackson’s body. Based on these facts, the authorities believe that Jackson shot Kirshenbaum and then turned the gun on himself.
Nearby residents and community members all reported being devastated by the news, and they aren’t the only ones who will miss the couple. Police say that Kirshenbaum was the owner of a very successful business, Rags to Riches Consulting. She provided solid financial advice to creative entrepreneurs and artists. Her clients lovingly called her “the Money Whisperer,” and relied on her consulting services to help boost their small businesses.
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So far, investigators have reported the situation as a murder-suicide, but investigations remain ongoing. Multiple people close to the accused have come out in shock and disbelief regarding the murder-suicide narrative. According to the accused’s next-door neighbor, “[it] couldn’t have been him…There’s no way he would do something like that.”
What’s more, neighbors confirmed that they never heard any fighting coming from the seemingly in-love couple’s home. Local police had never been called out to the couple’s home to resolve any issues.
Statistics show that deaths related to homicidal and suicidal gunshot wounds are fairly common in the U.S., and both of these incidents can look similar. Homicides can look like suicides, and vice versa. That said, police will likely need to continue to fully investigate the situation to ensure that they’ve made the correct initial determination.
If someone else was involved in the fatal shooting, then that person could be charged with murder. In general, if you’re potentially facing such serious charges, then it’s necessary that you reach out to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to get informed regarding your rights and options.
Murder charges could land you in prison for the rest of your life without the proper legal help. Here at the Bukh Law Firm, we can help you learn more about your potential charges, your legal rights, and the best way you can strategies a defense based on the specific circumstances of the alleged crime, your arrest, and more.
Schedule a call with our attorneys now if you or a loved one was recently involved in a shooting and could potentially face criminal charges.