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Newark cop fatally shoots estranged wife, wounds her boyfriend: report – nypost.com

An off-duty Newark police officer was arrested early Monday after fatally shooting his estranged wife and seriously wounded her boyfriend before fleeing, officials said.

Acting Lt. John Formisano, 49, a 24-year veteran of the department, was accused of shooting the woman inside a home on Mirror Place in Jefferson around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, according to a Newark police spokeswoman.

He left two children unharmed in the house, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Peter DiGennaro told The Post. Their names, ages and relationship to Formisano were not released.

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