Suspect caught after teacher shot, killed in Jersey City apartment complex

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Suspect caught after teacher shot, killed in Jersey City
Authorities are investigating after a woman was shot several times and killed at the Toy Factory apartments in Jersey City, NJ. Anthony Johnson has the story.

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A suspect has been caught after a teacher was shot several times and killed in Jersey City on Tuesday morning.

The incident, which appeared to be a domestic dispute, was reported in the area of Bergen and Virginia avenues around 7 a.m.

The victim was shot several times on the third floor of the Toy Factory apartments.

She was identified by the superintendent of Jersey City Public Schools as a Temara King:

"Our hearts are broken at the sudden loss of Temara King. She was an outstanding teacher and educated member of our district. She will be missed and our prayers go to her family and friends as they cope with the tragedy."

According to the district website, King was a third-grade teacher.

The gunman, who apparently lives in the complex, was apprehended later Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

The victim's daughter called police right after the shooting and told them who was responsible for the crime.

A neighbor saw the gunman just moments before the shooting and said he appeared to be upset and distracted.

The case is being investigated by both the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.

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