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Raritan Attorney Dies From Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

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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

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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.

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