Over the past weekend, law enforcement authorities announced the arrest
of a 24-year-old man for murder after he turned himself in Saturday morning.
Just after midnight on Friday, the Bergenfield police dispatcher reportedly
received a call from the suspect who said he had used an AR-15 rifle to
shoot his girlfriend in a Dumont residence.
However, the man said he couldn't remember the address of his residence.
But he was able to give the dispatcher enough information for police officers
to find the apartment. The suspect was allegedly in a movie theater at
the time the call was placed.
After police arrived, they found a woman on the floor of the Quackenbush
Avenue apartment in a pool of blood. Near her body, lying on a mattress,
was the rifle.
Police summoned paramedics. An Advanced Life Support Unit was also brought
to the scene, but the woman could not be resuscitated, according to reports.
She was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m. at the scene.
A police officer then found the shooting suspect at a movie theater at
the Garden State Plaza Mall, talking on his cell phone. He was arrested
and transported to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office for questioning.
He was charged by prosecutors with homicide,
possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of an assault firearm.
The AR-15 is a highly customizable semi-automatic assault rifle that can
be fitted with flash suppressors, flashlights, laser sights, telescopic
sights and large-capacity ammunition magazines.
The suspect's bail has been set at $1 million.
"NJ Man Turns Himself In After Allegedly Killing Girlfriend": February 26, 2011