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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 49-year-old man and 24-year member of the Newark Police Department was arrested in Livingston early Monday morning after being accused of killing his estranged wife and critically wounding her boyfriend in Morris County.
Livingston police confirmed that the arrest was made on Foxcroft Drive at 1:52 a.m. during a motor vehicle stop. The suspect, identified as Lt. John Formisano, and the vehicle were handed off to Morris County Prosecutors and the Jefferson Police Department for their investigation.
The Morris County Prosecutor's Office identified Formisano as the suspect involved in a shooting late Sunday night near a home on Mirror Place in Jefferson Township.
According to Newark police, the lieutenant was suspended without pay following the incident and was not on disciplinary action before the incident. Pension records show that Formisano was making $117,000 annually.
Morris County prosecutors also believe there were two young children present at the time of the shooting, but they were not harmed and there is no danger to the public.
Due to an ongoing police crime scene investigation, very limited information can be released at this time, according to the Jefferson Police Department. There is currently no further information on the victims.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or the Jefferson Township Police Department at 973-697-1300.