Sources: Suspect Being Questioned In Boonton Shooting; Family Details Unhappy Marriage

BOONTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is questioning a suspect in connection with the shooting of 27-year-old Nazish Noorani and her husband, 26-year-old Kashif Pervaiz, sources told CBS 2 on Thursday.

Officials said Noorani was killed after being shot in the heart on Tuesday night, an incident described by investigators as a “target specific” shooting. As the couple walked to a relative’s home with their 3-year-old son, gunmen opened fire. Pervaiz was wounded after being shot multiple times.

“I saw her laying on the ground, he was just going crazy, saying ‘help me, help me,’ going back and forth,” neighbor Dolly Torres told CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis. “We heard a cop saying I’m losing her, and after that, we didn’t hear anything else.”

“I can’t believe she’s dead,” said Noorani’s sister Lubna Choudhry. “She just told me ‘I’m coming back.'”

Choudhry said Noorani had been unhappy in her marriage with Pervaiz for some time.

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“The last three months, she’s upset because he’s not like behave normal,” Choudhry said.

Noorani’s brother, Kaleem, also admitted that his sister and Pervaiz were having their issues.

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“In front of us, like, it was all good. So I don’t know, I mean I hope…he’s not involved,” he told reporters.

The New York Post reported Thursday that police were investigating whether the victims were involved in a love triangle.

Two days before Noorani was killed, Choudhry said she spotted Pervaiz suspiciously walking around her property.

On the night of the tragedy, Choudhry said that she heard one gunshot, followed by a pause and several other gunshots before she ran to her sister’s aid. The couple had come to New Jersey from Boston to visit Noorani’s family in Boonton and were leaving Choudhry’s home shortly before the shooting.

Three suspects reportedly fled the scene — one allegedly wielding an automatic rifle.

Morris County prosecutor Robert Bianchi said the shooting appeared to be “target specific,” adding “there is not a continuing danger to the general public at large.” On Thursday, Bianchi said his office would not be releasing any additional information to the public that could jeopardize the ongoing investigation.

In a statement, he said “it is absolutely necessary to protect this investigation, so that our investigative team is able to do its job and ultimately get to the truth and not provide the community bad data, rumors, and the other kinds of wild speculation that come from unreliable sources, as has already occurred.”

Raul Santamaria lives in the same Boston building as the couple. Santamaria, 55, told the Star-Ledger Pervaiz was “divorced, or getting divorced.” Santamaria also reportedly said he last saw Pervaiz several weeks ago with a woman who was not with his wife.

“The guy told me about six, seven months ago, ‘I am in the divorce process’,” Santamaria said.

Another neighbor told the Star-Ledger the couple had a heated argument a few months ago and police were called to the apartment.

The New York Daily News reported Pervaiz was robbed at gunpoint six months ago in a Boston parking lot. A police officer in Boonton reportedly told the News investigators are also looking to see if there’s any connection between the robbery and the shooting.

Relatives said the family had moved to Boston from Brooklyn so Pervaiz could attend graduate school at Harvard University. But Harvard has no record of a student by the name Kashif Pervaiz.

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Noorani’s funeral service will take place Friday afternoon at the Islamic Center in Boonton.

Please share your thoughts below…

  • javed ikram

    Mysel and family pray for both boys for prosperous, happy, save from Evil life,

  • adnan

    he is involved, he brought a real shame to his family, i wonder why he murderd his beutiful wife over such an ugly women ?

  • CharlotteaniaNC

    a bad case of a love triangle gone terribly wrong ps. Jack Myoff your are so right

  • jtorres

    When someone is murdered and no there is no apparent motive (like robbery or rape) the spouse is always the prime suspect. Those closest to the victim are suspected because they have access and emotions tend to run higher among family members than strangers. The husband may very well have set this up, but it also could have been a random murder for the thrill of it. Sadly, way too often we hear about murders that are either never solved or when caught, the perpetrator has no explanation? Either way, the family has been destroyed and the one paying the heaviest price is the child who watched this happen

  • Nauman Shahid

    Contrary to what everyone has been posting, their marital woes may not be a reason for Nazish to have been murdered, and that too by her husband. Accounts of the husband having a “lady friend,” do not mean that he was having an affair, and similarly the process of divorce and being divorced more often than not, does not involve bloodshed. The investigation is still underway, and everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Stereotypical comments posted relating to this to culture or religion are based on ignorance. The Southeast Asian (Indo-Pak-Muslim) culture is not primitive. Everyone has freedom and choices.

  • Debbie

    Many people fail to realize that the life you live many people are aware of. What you do behind closed doors is “limited”. YOUR IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORS KNOW WHEN YOU ARGUE…WHEN YOU LAUGH AND WHEN AND HOW OFTEN YOU COME AND GO. In some neighborhoods its called the “neighborhood watch” and in others its called “THE NOSY/OBSERVANT LADY”. However you define it,people watch and they know if your happy/sad…loving or being beat. THEY KNOW. The very professional,diligent LAW ENFORCEMENT will soon shed the truth. We as family never want to think the worse, especially when YOUR own family is involved. It is what it is, we can all as outsiders speculate but the truth will come to light.

    • lydiass

      Husband was likely involved…they shot him in a non life threatening way to make it look good….one shot takes her out and 4 leave him talking and conscious….hmmmm…….I am a 26 years old nurse, young and beautiful. Now I am seeking an older gentle man who can give me real love , so i got a username Annababe2011 on—a’ge’l’es’s’da’te. C óM—it is the first and best club for y’ounger women and older men, or older women and younger men,to int’eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch’eck it out or tell your friends.

      • Debbie

        @ lydiass…utilize that so-called intelligence to know that this is not the proper subject nor forum to parade yourself and personal info like a floozy on a bathroom stall. You claim to be young and beautiful…you will eventually attract the wrong attention from the wrong man/boy. Women all around the world are savagely killed or raped based on your immature way of looking for “mr.right”. He will be mr.wrong and your family and friends will be mourning for you, take time to focus on you and furthering your career before it ends tragically.

  • I want to share, too...

    If the vehicle was in motion while the shooting occurred.. that’s really good aim coupled with really good vision. That street is so terribly lit. I really wish the media had researched demographics and records of “hate crime” in the community before speculating that it was a hate crime. This community is so diverse. As for the husband potentially being behind it all and comments about religion having a link to it… c’mon. Really? Spouse’s murder each other all the time, regardless of their religion. And finally for Debbie, I really hope you’re extremely careful on how you articulate your review, diagnosis and treatment to your patients. That would be one hell of a lawsuit. ;)

  • OBXDunebilly

    more seriosly we should be deporting all bigots and morons.

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  • Lala

    These spouse set up murders are not original. Have happened several times.

    This happened in slight variation in CA..A husband was walking on the beach at night with his wife who was leaving him and he said a “mugger shot her and “him”, when he really shot her and himself to look like a mugger did it. He was found Guilty

  • bigbrother

    The first suspect in any homicide is the person closest to the victim. Then the circle starts to widen. Don’t thinik the cops have far to go on thiis one. How much life insurance was taken out on the wife in the last six months? History of domestic violence? Child custody issue if they got divorced? Still, the husband took quite a chance on getting shot himself. One of the rounds he took might have accidently hit a major artery or caused him to be paralyzed. The autopsy may show she got hit with a larger and more damaging round to the chest like a hollow point that fragments upon impact while he might have been shot with a smaller less damaging caliber like a .22 or .380. If the cops have a suspect they will tie him into knowing the husband somehow and he will cut a deal and give up everybody including the husband. This case should be closed in 48 hours. When was the last time anybody was randomly assasintated on a street in Boonton? If they were both targeted they would both be in the morgue right now. And if she was the only target, why would the shooters leave a living witness? They’ve already killed one, so what’s the difference penalty wise?

    • anjanine

      To bigbrother: you are dead on!

    • IgnoranteElephante

      .380 is not “smaller less damaging.” I’m just saying. That’s over 9 mm in diameter.

  • My2Cents

    We could all speculate on this story but the fact is a young child lost his mother and that’s incredibly sad. It’s so unfortunate.

  • The Facts

    Who exactly alleged that one of the suspects wielded an “automatic rifle”? What was the basis for making this statement? Please identify the sources of the information being reported if at all possible.

  • SoSo

    Another article that brings out America the Ugly, shame:(

  • Debbie

    I think it was, “crime” convenient to come back here and “arrange” this than it is in Boston. More likely than NOT here, call me psychic/psycho but trust me, it will all come down to him committing this hit. THAT’s JUST MY OPINION !

    • Cookie

      I agree with you. Does not sound right. He has non life threatening wounds, yet she is shot in the heart. Looks like he may have arranged the shooting. It will come out sooner or later.

    • Linda

      I agree with Debbie… something is telling me that he is involved in this.

      • IgnoranteElephante

        Debbie wouldn’t do something like this. Besides Debbie’s a she not a he, I think.

  • Ellen

    Sounds fishy to me that the husband was at the other side of the road, and even though he was shot lets face it he’s still alive, and the poor wife is the one who is dead. if someone was really after the husband then he would be the one they would now be burying not his wife.

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  • Debbie

    Sadly enough I felt as though he had something to do with it. In this culture their marriages are pretty much arranged by the parents of either side. The only way to get out of the marriage would be through death or risk the chances of being dis-owned by your family. His injuries were no where consistent to hers’ and if he did “arrange” this shooting, it’s quite sad to put his own child in danger. At the end of the day, through the diligence of our Law Enforcement the truth will come out.

    • sabeena m.

      I’m sorry Debbie, but “this culture” you speak about is a very very broad one, and can’t just be quantified to those 2 ppl…
      As someone who is part of “that culture” I can attest to the fact that not all marriages are fact, the younger generation has branched out to a more western idea of finding and marrying someone…
      Also, as someone in ‘this culture’ who has been divorced, I am still alive and murder or mayhem required.
      Please be a little more cautious about how you generalize people and stereotype other cultures. Using words like “only” do not make you sound like a knowledgeable person, or even one whose opinion should matter. This girl was from our community and just like any community or group of people, they were not without their problems, however to claim that this was the ONLY way to leave a marriage is plain ignorant.

      • Debbie

        @ sabeena….ONCE AGAIN IF YOU READ THE LATTER COMMENT YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN THAT I APOLOGIZED FOR MAKING SUCH A DIRECT GENERALIZED STATEMENT. I HAPPEN TO BE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE REGARDING THIS “CULTURE” AND THE WAY THINGS ARE DONE. For many years marriages by parents were “arranged” because they felt it was best for their child. NOW since they are HERE/USA they have become more “Americanized/lenient” towards their children. I happen to be physician in Flushing/New York Hospital and have many patients/friends who share their lives me. At the end of the day we are dealing with “human beings” regardless of race or culture who become victims of crime. There is a young child who will now grow up without the nuturing of his mother, CULTURE WILL NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

      • goose

        In muslim culture, the marriages are arranged and they marry their first cousins. Very rarely they marry someone outside of their families.

    • M.A.

      ok i know them personally..and this was not an arranged marriage it was a love marriage…just because society shows one picture of this religion it doesnt mean thats how it is..we can choose our own partners..not all marriages are arranged and we have that right and we are not disowned andh ave to be killed..i dunno where people like you get your info…america is corrupted you with these ideas and thoughts..just because you see it with one person or here and there doesnt mean you catergoize everyone that way. Just clarifying your misinterpretation…they use to date back in the days, fell in love and got married…just for your info…

      • Debbie

        @ m.a….allow me to apologize if my statement appeared to “generalize” or if it offended you ! For many yrs I lived in Flushing and had many friends from this culture, I was told this is the case regarding this culture per se. Don’t mistake me…they are good people but have their hidden secrets like everyone. NO ONE IS PERFECT ! Its just fishy how she was shot to kill and he was “wounded”, thoughts and prayers are solely with the baby. Sadly his mother is gone forever.

  • Cathleen

    why would the husband walk on the other side of the road? Because he was keeping a safe distance from what was about to happen.

    • Marco

      If you are familiar with the road, it is not that wide. Perhaps he took a few steps away from the shooter and fell back away from his wife, making it look like he was far away from her. Don’t place too much emphasis on the accounts the media is giving. It’s already gone from two dead to one dead, both kids there to one child there, a car chase to no car chase, etc. Let the facts come to light before casting a judgement.

  • Big Nards

    Yes, the husband had his wife kiiled.

    • Kayla Kooker

      he is a loser

  • Muriel

    I believe the husband had his wife killed and had them wound him to make it look as if they both were the target.

    • Scott

      Most likely the case, I agree. The shooters had been paid or were going to be paid with a life insurance policy. Real shame.

  • Suspicious in NJ

    Husband was likely involved…they shot him in a non life threatening way to make it look good….one shot takes her out and 4 leave him talking and conscious….hmmmm…….



    • M.A.

      are you retarted or just really corrupted? get your head straight and out of the gutter and being brain washed by society…smh!

      • M.A.

        to holmes…

    • Jack Myoff

      S. Holmes – you are an idiot. This looks like a love triange to me. Any Muslim person is now Al Quaida?

      Ah – anyone who is not White is less American than you. Why don’t you and Rush Limbaugh go “pop pills together” – because you both contribute to the dumbing down of America.

      • IgnoranteElephante

        This intellectual diatribe from the handle “Jack Myoff.”

        “Dumbing” is not a word. The irony is killing me. Aren’t you liberals for rehabilitation for drug users? Why keep evoking Limbaugh? By the way, the vast majority of America appreciates and agrees with Limbaugh. Hence, his unparalleled ratings. You would not know it because the great majority of the elitist media disagrees with him and would rather push through a fringe agenda supported by extremist aging Jewish hippies.

        You are correct to defend the Arabs. History has shown that they are a loving, peaceful group of people, especially here in America.

        The husband did this.

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