Husband Shoots Wife, Then Self in Deadly Standoff in New Jersey Neighborhood, Prosecutors Say - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Husband Shoots Wife, Then Self in Deadly Standoff in New Jersey Neighborhood, Prosecutors Say

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    NJ Standoff Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Hurt

    A standoff in Burlington County ended Wednesday morning. It started with a shooting at a home on Roosevelt Avenue in Edgewater Park. Authorities said one person died from a gunshot wound and another was hospitalized. NBC10's Matt DeLucia has more details.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018)

    A standoff rocked a New Jersey neighborhood overnight leaving a former corrections department employee dead and his wife wounded.

    Police responded to Roosevelt Avenue in Edgewater Park just after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

    Officers found Michelle Moses-Martin, 46, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to her chest outside of her home, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said. She was rushed to Cooper University Hospital where she was listed in critical but stable condition, 

    Gregory Martin, 57, briefly appeared on the front porch before going back inside, prosecutors said. SWAT surrounded the home for about two hours in the suburban neighborhood.

    The standoff ended when state police entered the home around 3 a.m. and found Martin, a former employee of the New Jersey Department of Corrections and current crossing guard employed by the township, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, prosecutors said.

    It is believed that Martin killed himself shortly after reentering his home, prosecutors said.

    It's not yet known what sparked the shootings. Authorities declined further comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

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