Charles T. Williams is on lifetime parole for the 1969 rapes and murders of two boys.
Police in Hackensack, N.J., announced Tuesday that a gunman who opened fire at the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus last fall had sold the club drug Molly to an undercover officer 10 days earlier.
Alexandra DiMarco, 21, of Tappan, N.Y. has filed a lawsuit against the mall’s owner saying she was trampled by shoppers fleeing the shooting and seriously injured.
Police have released video and 911 calls from inside a northern New Jersey mall where a man fired shots before killing himself.
Frightened shoppers and employees inside the mall began calling for help when an armed man walked in and opened fire.
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.
“My brother intended to harm nobody else but himself,” Kevin Shoop told reporters. “He just sadly decided to make an act of self-indulgence by taking his own life publicly, and it’s a tragedy to us all.”
Shoppers were on edge across the Tri-State Area Tuesday, as worried parents tried to explain the latest random violence to their children.
Monday night’s shooting incident at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, N.J., is the latest tragedy at a public place, raising questions about security at shopping centers.
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.