Suspect in Metrobus Shooting Commits Suicide in Long Island

Victim's stepfather: "I didn't think he would take it to that extreme."

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    Shomari Stone talks to the family of 20-year-old Selina Brown, who police say was killed on a Metrobus by her boyfriend, 27-year-old Javon Foster. Foster committed suicide in Long Island. (Published Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012)

    Javon Foster, the suspect in the Metrobus shooting that killed a woman and injured her toddler in southeast D.C. Sunday committed suicide, according to sources within the Metropolitan Police Department.

    D.C. police had a warrant for Foster, 27, in connection with the shooting that killed 20-year-old Selina Brown and injured her daughter, 23-month-old Kodi. Foster was Kodi’s father, according to Brown’s family, and Brown had been trying to break up with him.

    Suspect Identified in Metrobus Murder

    [DC] Suspect Identified in Metrobus Murder
    D.C. police identify 27-year-old Javon Foster as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman on a Metrobus. (Published Monday, Dec 10, 2012)

    Foster was found dead in a car in Long Island, N.Y.

    According to police, Brown was shot multiple times as she and her daughter boarded a Metrobus on the B2 line shortly before 5:40 p.m. Sunday.

    Brown was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue SE.

    Her daughter was hit in the face by a bullet and was taken to Children's National Medical Center where she remains in serious condition. The bus driver suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

    "It crushes my family. It just crushes us," said Selina's stepfather, Derrick Ferguson, a D.C. police officer. "She should have been a model. She was beautiful. It shouldn't have happened."

    At a memorial for Selina Monday night, her aunt Mignon Brown-Anderson told News4's Shomari Stone, "She was full of life, we just loved everything about her. Her smile, everything."

    Police said Sunday the case was one of domestic violence. Arriving on the scene Sunday night, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that Brown had been the target of the attack.

    "The woman appeared to be targeted and she was hit multiple times," Lanier said.

    Selina's family remains stunned. "All relationships, you have arguments," Ferguson told News4. "But I didn't think he would take it to that extreme."

    A witness told News4's Darcy Spencer that he heard approximately four shots.

    "I just ran out here to see what was going on," the man said. "I went over there and saw that body laying on that bus. Somebody was holding the baby, a lot of blood was on the baby."

    Stay with NBCWashington.com for more updates as they become available.