A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting this morning that left a Bergen-Lafayette woman dead.
According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Lucas Cooper, 39, was arrested and is currently being detained in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The apparent case of domestic violence occurred just after 7 a.m. this morning at 340 Bergen Avenue.
According to radio reports, the woman’s 14-year-old daughter heard her parents arguing before the shooting.
Police who responded to the scene indicated that the victim, Temara King, 35, of Jersey City, had a faint pulse and that they were rendering aid.
King was rushed to Jersey City Medical Center but died a short time later.
Said Nancy, whose daughter attends PS-5 where King taught, “she was so loved by the kids…she was always so positive and caring..[it is] devastating.”
Cooper, who was reportedly homeless and living in his car, drove away. He reportedly called his daughter to apologize for the shooting.
Cooper is charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.