The NJ Mall shooting suspect Robert Shoop was found dead from a self-inflicted wound.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the NJ Mall shooter was dressed in black during the shooting but was eventually ID’ed as Robert Shoop.
Witnesses described Robert Shoop as a “a man dressed in all black, including a black helmet,” who was “carrying a rifle and started firing shots inside the mall.” Witness also say the NJ mall shooter shot his gun multiple times but only one bullet casing has been recovered.
Amazingly, even though hundreds of police respond to the NJ Mall shooting Robert Shoop managed to escape detection for a good while. But the good news is that no one was injured at all although witnesses also claim the NJ mall shooter told them he wasn’t planning on hurting anyone. In fact, one witness claimed he had a close call with the police, not the shooter:
“I had to go out of the store shouting at the officers with my hands up, and they turned and pointed their guns at me. It was one of the scariest experiences of my life.”
The NJ mall shooting put the area on lockdown and eventually police found the body of 20-year-old Richard Shoop in a back area of the Garden State Plaza mall in a Footlocker store. Police say Robert Shoop was killed by the same weapon he’d used earlier.
Despite finding a hand-written note on his body, police claim Robert Shoop’s motive for the NJ Mall shooting is currently unknown although police will continue to investigate.