JEFFERSON, NJ - An off-duty police officer allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife late Sunday. The Newark police officer also allegedly shot her boyfriend, critically injuring him. This occured in Jefferson Township and according to Prosector, the male victim is in critical condition. The children on the scene were physically unharmed.
According to nj.com, the officer was Lt. John Formisano, 49, a 24-year veteran of the department and the incident occured on Mirror Place in Jefferson.
Here is a statement released by the Jefferson Township police:
Due to an ongoing police crime scene investigation, very limited information can be released at this time, but there was a serious incident that occurred late Sunday night in the White Rock section of Jefferson.
There is no danger to the public. Part of Mirror Place will be closed in order to complete the investigation. More information will be released by the Morris County Prosecutor Office at the appropriate time.
This just released from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office:
Fatality Confirmed in Jefferson Township
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Robert McNally and Chief Sean Conrad of the Jefferson Township Police Department announce and confirm an ongoing investigation into an incident that occurred in Jefferson Township. On July 14, 2019, at approximately 11:21 p.m., law enforcement was dispatched to a residence located on Mirror Place in Jefferson Township, New Jersey on a report of shots fired.
The fatality of one adult female has been confirmed. An adult male also sustained serious injury during this incident. At this time, the identities of these individuals will not be released.
The investigation remains ongoing but at this time there is no concern for the safety of the community.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged 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.
Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at email@example.com or 973-829-8159.