The Rev. Michael Fugee was set to be stripped of the priesthood, after revelations that he continued to work with children following a confession that he groped a boy.
Wednesday morning, there was little evidence of Monday night’s shooting when authorities said 20-year-old Richard Shoop walked into the mall with a rifle, fired at random objects and then killed himself.
The body of Richard Shoop was discovered in a closed-off area that is currently under construction at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said.
Witnesses said the sound of gunfire around 9:30 p.m. Monday sent customers and employees rushing for the exits and hiding places.
Once the victims reported credit cards they didn’t sign up for were coming in the mail, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said investigators started backtracking.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the probe was prompted by what he says was an alarming increase in the number of fatal overdoses and overdoses.
Officials in Bergen County, N.J., formed a task force Monday to focus on school security assessments.
Anthony Graziano and Aakash Dalal have been indicted for the month-long string of attacks which included the attempted murder of Rabbi Neil Schuman, the firebombing of Temple Beth El Rutherford and Temple Beth El Hackensack, prosecutors said.
Michael C. Brady, 34, of Teaneck was charged in the murders of Tammy Pitts Gaddy, 40, and her 5-year-old daughter, Natasia, whose bodies were discovered inside their home on West Palisade Avenue.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s office is also preparing a training video for school officials on how to handle an active shooter situation. There are 318 public school buildings in Bergen County.
Rickey McFadden, 47, was killed on Nov. 25 after being suspected of robbing a CVS store in Leonia at knife-point.
Daniel Rochat, 37, entered a not guilty plea Friday to charges of murder, aggravated arson and armed burglary in the death of 70-year-old Barbara Vernieri.
Daniel Rochat, 37, of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey was arrested Wednesday for first degree murder, attempted murder, arson, burglary, resisting arrest and other charges in the death of 70-year-old Barbara Vernieri.
The Medical Examiner said Barbara Vernieri of East Rutherford died from blunt force trauma to her head early Friday morning.
The 70-year-old grandmother’s home was then set on fire with her body inside, authorities said.
Police surrounded the house on Polo Lane around 8:30 a.m. Friday after getting a call about a woman shot in the head. The caller said that her 82-year-old father had killed her 79-year-old mother and was going to kill himself, police said.