Man Accused Of Shooting Paramus Cop Dies

HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office says the man accused of shooting and critically wounding a Paramus police officer has died from his wounds.

Twenty-three-year-old Michael Carmody of Westwood died around 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, shortly after he was removed from life support.

Carmody had been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of Westwood Officer Rachel Morgan late Sunday night. She remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera Describes The Shoot-Out

Carmody was shot several times by another officer who came to Morgan’s aid.

Officer Morgan was shot during a wild gunfight with 23-year-old Michael Carmody Sunday night near the Garden State Parkway. She managed to get several shots off at the suspect, along with the backup police officer who also opened fire.

Morgan’s bulletproof vest stopped two of five bullets. She was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center, where doctors performed hours of surgery.

“The operation went on for approximately three hours.  Everybody’s hopes had come to be realized when we heard the good news that everything went well,” said Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbieria.

According to detectives, the two-year veteran was trying to stop Carmody’s car. Authorities say Carmody, a Westwood resident, sped off, lost control and crashed on the entrance ramp to the Garden State Parkway.

  • Proud Citizen

    Law enforcement has got to do what needs to be done – too many folks have no respect for law or the lives of others. Thanks for doing your jobs Officers in upholding the law and protecting our country’s citizens!

  • The GRUNCH!

    I never did like skin head nazis… Their damn ugly too for which that alone they just need to drop off the planet and end their genes…

  • Johnny Handsome

    You’re standing on the street minding you own business. A cop walks up to you and smacks you in the face. You stand there in disbelief. The cop then reaches for his weapon. Would you defend yourself or stand there and let the cop shot you?

    • R

      Seriously ????? Did you even READ what happened ???? Talk about stupidity…..

    • Joe L.

      What a stupid analogy, that didn’t happen. I guess its ok to carry an illegal weapon and be a thug because America is a free country. You are really stupid!

      • The GRUNCH!

        Stoopid monkeys abound around here…


    i am so sorry i said that. please forgive me. i was out of my head. i went off my medication for a few days. in fact, she is a hero & i hope the best for her.

  • AK

    How can this happen? I mean, with New Jersey’s “strict gun control” as the rabbit press is always talking up, where legal access to firearms is restricted to cops, goombah mobsters, and Donald Trump? Don’t things like this happen only in Texas where hoi polloi have that there ‘easy access to guns’ thingy?

    Mayah Bloom-boyg, sayve us!

  • jtorres

    I have no sympathy for him.. He brought this on himself. He was a coward and this is how where always end up. Where they belong

  • Glenn

    No loss at all…..I hope they go after his family for the cost of his actions.

    • mari

      he only has his father left behind who is mentally ill, – he did the crime let him pay the time not his father.

  • Mr. Armenia

    Hopefully a grand jury won’t bring charges against the cop for shooting this suspect. If the suspect was a different race the reverends would be marching.

    • DanTe

      Hey The Good Samaritan, changed your handle? What, too many people know you work at CBS?

      • Mr. Armenia

        Dan Te,
        No I am not The Good Samaritan

  • Mikie

    better than being killed instantly and painless, he suffered. the world says goodbye to another savage.

  • jimmy nap

    good the ba_______



  • David Flores

    good riddance

  • Ash

    What stupid comments

    • Nick

      I agree. You’re one stupid comment.

      • The GRUNCH!

        One good stupid comment deserves another… Woooo hooooo

  • E

    Hope he suffered…..

  • Vin

    Good, that will save the taxpayers some money.

  • marty m

    good shooting

  • the End

    Hope he felt those last three days.

  • joe


  • Everyone Here

    Excellent! Justice is served.

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