Police investigating murder-suicide after woman, suspected shooter found dead following standoff in NJ: officials

New Jersey

CARLSTADT, N.J. — Local police and Bergen County prosecutors are investigating what they’re calling a murder-suicide following an hours-long standoff at a residence in the town of Carlstadt Saturday.

Carlstadt police had issued a shelter-in-place while the standoff was happening on 6th Street.

At 8 p.m., police finally entered and they found a woman dead on the scene. They then found the suspected shooter dead of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.

At this time, police and county prosecutors don’t believe any other individuals were involved. The county’s Major Crimes Unit in investigating.

The shelter-in-place was eventually lifted.

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