RNJ News Department

UPDATE: Authorities identify man, woman in fatal Morris County shooting

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ (Morris County)The victims of Saturday’s shooting in Morris County have been identified as Laurel R. Chasmar, 28, of Morris Plains and Hassan Shahid, 32, of Jersey City, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said Monday.

The homicide of Chasmar was caused by gunshot wounds inflicted upon her. The suicide of Shahid was caused by a gunshot wound. The findings were made following an investigation conducted by the Morris County Medical Examiner.

In the early Saturday morning, law enforcement responded to the area of The Highlands at Morris Plains Apartments on The Buckley Way in Morris Plains following a report of possible gunshots in the area.

The body of Chasmar was found in Morris Plains. Shortly afterwards, the body of Shahid was found in Morris Township.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank Chief of Police Jason A. Kohn and the Morris Plains Police Department; Acting Chief of Police Mark DiCarlo and the Morris Township Police Department; the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Major Crimes Unit; the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Section; and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office who assisted in this matter.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook