Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Brandon Holt died after being shot in the head Monday night
A 6-year-old Toms River boy died Tuesday, a day after he was shot in the head by a 4 year old with a rifle. "It's a tragic thing that happened," said Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher Tuesday. "It's a terrible tragedy." Holt was in the yard of a McCormick Drive home when the 4 year old brought the .22 caliber rifle out from inside the house, Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said. Mastronardy said the matter is under investigation, and any criminal action against the owner of the gun would have to be reviewed by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. The chief did not identify the owner of the rifle. The parents were "nearby" when the incident occurred, and the mother of the 4-year-old called 911, the chief said. The 6-year-old was flown to …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Chester and Rosaria Andraka, both FDU staff members who were called a 'perfect couple' found dead inside their Parsippany home.
A Fairleigh Dickinson University adjunct professor committed suicide and his wife—an advisor and department administrator at the school—was murdered inside their Parsippany home, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Chester Andraka, 46, committed suicide with a single gunshot wound and his wife, Rosaria Andraka, 43, was killed by "gunshot wounds inflicted upon her," according to a brief statement released Tuesday evening by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. The causes of the deaths were determined following an investigation and autopsies conducted by the Morris County Medical Examiner, Knapp said. No further information was released. The Andrakas, who were found inside their Medford Road home, were considered a "perfect…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Chester and Rosaria Andraka, both university employees, found Monday morning.
A husband and wife both employed at Fairleigh Dickinson University were found shot to death in their Parsippany home Monday morning, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Chester Andraka, 46, and his wife, Rosaria Andraka, 43, were each found shot to death in their Medford Road home Monday at about 10 a.m., according to a statement released by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. Chester Andraka, who worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and taught Fairleigh Dickinson University, was a former Det./Sgt. with the Caldwell and Essex County police departments, according to his LinkedIn profile. Andraka was a part-time adjunct instructor at FDU, according to the university. Rosaria Andraka was also employed at FDU as an …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Ambush by armed robbers touches off Ironbound shoot-out.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Newark police said a retired Florham Park police officer was shot multiple times in an ambush by armed robbers while making a cash delivery in the Ironbound section Thursday morning. The officer returned fire, wounding one suspect who was later apprehended, according to NJ.com. Click here to read the full story.