BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio stated that Monday morning's fatal shooting in Milbank Park appears to be an isolated incident and shows no signs of being a random act of violence.

When Bloomfield Police arrived at the scene, they discovered an unresponsive male on the sidewalk. The male was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:57 am, according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly, of the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit. The victim has been identified as  Aristedes Statiroudis, age 43, of Bloomfield.

The Bloomfield Police Department is currently working with the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Task Force. While the investigation is still in the very early stages, DeMaio stressed that "this does not appear to be a random act of violence."

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The Bloomfield Police continue to maintain a heavy police presence in the area throughout the day. 

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