Son shoots, kills mother during argument at Staten Island home: NYPD

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NEW DORP, Staten Island — A family fight at a Staten Island home turned deadly Saturday night when an 18-year-old fatally shot his mother using his father’s gun, police said.

Police were called to the home on Burbank Avenue in New Dorp around 6:20 p.m.

Arriving officers found Minire Pelinkovic, 51, with a gunshot wound to her chest, police said. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The suspect’s father, who was also at the home, suffered a cut to his chest, police said. He refused medical attention at the scene, according to police, who said the injury was not life threatening.

Their son, Adnan Pelinkovic, was taken into custody at the scene, police said. Authorities charged him with murder, attempter murder, and two counts each of assault, criminal possession of a loaded firearm, reckless endangerment and menacing.

The teen was led out of the 122nd precinct Sunday morning in handcuffs.

Irene Galvin lives two houses down from the Pelinkovic family.

“The neighbor must have seen him maybe running and knew which direction that he went. That’s probably how they found him quickly,” Galvin said.

Pelinkovic was arraigned Sunday and, according to the criminal complaint, he also shot at his father but missed. Police found Enver Pelinkovic with a laceration to the chest, but he refused medical attention. 

“I did try to kill them,” the teen allegedly told police.

He faced multiple charges Sunday including murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He was remanded without bail and is expected back in court on Oct. 15. 

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