Official: NJ Supermarket Shooter is Former Marine

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
A law enforcement official says the gunman who killed two co-workers and himself at a New Jersey supermarket is a former Marine.

Officials investigate the scene of a shooting at a Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge, N.J., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. At least three people have died in the shooting. A law enforcement official briefed on the shooting says the person believed to be the shooter is among the dead. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) - A law enforcement official says the gunman who killed two co-workers and himself at a New Jersey supermarket is a former Marine.

Twenty-three-year-old Terence Tyler was discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps. in 2010. The military says he never served overseas and would not say whether he was discharged honorably.

A law-enforcement official briefed on the case confirmed that Tyler was the shooter who opened fire in military clothing at the Pathmark store early Friday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because his agency is not in charge of the investigation.

While in the service, Tyler was an infantryman. His home of record was in Brooklyn.


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