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County Prosecutor Calls Roselle Shooting a Murder-Suicide

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County Prosecutor Calls Roselle Shooting a Murder Suicide Credits: Kathy Lloyd
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ROSELLE, NJ - Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park has determined the Tuesday afternoon shooting in Roselle to be a murder-suicide. 

The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Anishalee Cortes of  Newark and the shooter as 49-year-old Dominick Richards of Roselle. 

Roselle Police Department patrol units responding to the 900 block of Chestnut Street at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday found the bodies of Cortes and Richards. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.  

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An investigation involving the Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Task Force, Roselle Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit determined that Richards approached Cortes in the driveway of his home and fatally shot her before taking his own life. 

A handgun was recovered from the scene. Autopsies for the deceased were scheduled for Wednesday. 

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