Jefferson, New Jersey Shooting

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Prosecutors: Newark Officer Fatally Shoots Ex-Wife, Wounds Boyfriend

July 15, 2019 - 11:21 am
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JEFFERSON, N.J. (WCBS 880) -- An off-duty police lieutenant is accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife and wounding her boyfriend in New Jersey.

Essex County prosecutors say Newark police Lt. John Formisano,  a 24-year veteran of the force, was arrested early Monday at his parents' home in Livingston.

The shooting occurred late Sunday night inside a home on Mirror Place in Jefferson.

The names of the victims have not been released. The boyfriend's condition is also not known.

The 49-year-old has been suspended without pay, NJ.com reported.