RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan attorney charged with criminal sexual contact died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.
Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano said that the Raritan Borough Police Department responded to a welfare request concerning Richard Schubach at 6:51 a.m. Tuesday. Schubach, Soriano said, was thought to be at his law office on Route 202 in Raritan.
Responding officers found Schubach at 7:35 a.m. in his personal vehicle parked outside an office complex adjacent to the law office. Schubach was unresponsive, Soriano said, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest
Soriano said the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes detectives responded to the scene to assist, and Schubach was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:05 a.m. by EMTs from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.
Shubach was transportaed to the New Jersey Northern Medical Examiner's Office for a post mortem examination.
Shubach, a Stockton resident, was arrested Jan. 29 on charges of criminal sexual contact, and was released after posting bail.