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Update: Man Found Shot in New Milford Apartment Complex Dies

By Ann Piccirillo

A 22-year old man was found shot in the parking lot of the Milford Estates apartment complex on Reichelt Rd. early Saturday morning, police said. Northjersey.com has reported that Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli has confirmed that the victim has died, but declined to comment further. 

Investigators reported that they are still interviewing witnesses and processing information and declined to comment further.

According to Detective-Lt. Frank Ramaci, police received several calls from residents reporting the sound of fireworks or gunshots at approximately 1 a.m. 

"Police arrived on the scene to find a man shot in the parking lot," Ramaci said.

The victim, who is not a resident of the New Milford Estates, was taken to Holy Name Hospital, police said. The victim's identity is being withheld at this time as the investigation continues, police said. 

According to reports, a car was seen fleeing the scene. 

Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office are working with New Milford police on this continuing investigation. 

Check back with Patch as this story continues to develop. 

This story was updated at 5:15 p.m.
Jose A. Camacho, Esq. August 03, 2013 at 02:05 PM
This is definitely not the type of thing I want to see happening in the town I am trying to taise my two daughters.
Celeste Scavetta August 03, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Our prayers and condolences are with the family and hope one day they can find peace from this horrible tragedy.
Colleen Woods August 03, 2013 at 03:44 PM
My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of the young man.Hopefully this murderer will be caught a punished. This use to be a place where your kids were safe... now parents are very concerned with all that has been going on.
Lynn August 03, 2013 at 04:09 PM
This is so very sad. My prayers are for this family, and also the NM Police Department to get justice for this young man.
Jennifer August 03, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Scary times we're living in.
JunkYardDog August 03, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Oh My Gosh Walter - Jimmy Drake - Mitty Jimbo boy you were NOT there when the shooting occurred. You were NOT there to after it occurred. You do NOT know the caliber of the gun. You do not know how many shots were fired You do NOT know how many times the guy got hit. You were NOT there during the investigation. You do NOT know any facts at all, yet you have it solved and know the motive. Do not forget to shine your toys-are us policemans badge
H100H August 03, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Hello dog: Mr Drake simply projected a thought on the scene. Everyone has thoughts on how it happened, he simply gave his thoughts. He also gave sincere wishes to the family which you have not. You just used this tragedy as another opportunity to vent your hate of anyone who volunteers for this town and now you start with him. As usual, you start trouble of some sort as you are currently doing in The N.M. forum as everyone can see. Let the family bury their loved one and not use their devastation as another platform for you to show what a lowlife you are.
Cranky Fake August 04, 2013 at 08:36 AM
Looks like jimmy was right drugs WERE involved, imagine that. A married, "unemployed" 20something year old carrying an unregistered .22 visiting from the Oranges. Here is a news flash...if you hang around with someone that carries a loaded unlicensed weapon and thinks nothing of smoking a little pot and drinking while doing so, you have pretty good odds of being shot yourself as this guy found out. Better it be his "friend" than an an innocent little boy or girl or hardworking citizen coming home from work in my opinion. Can't wait for a few hundred more units in Brookchester, Chief Frank will definitely get a new station, we will need it for all the extra cops we will need. Anyone have the police incidence rates for that complex and what percentage of crime happens there as opposed the rest of the town?
H100H August 04, 2013 at 12:54 PM
You dragged the filth from the Forum onto this website - not me. That place is a dump where you do belong. You argue and criticize everyone about anything at all. Your juvenile 16 repeatedly reposted tirades on the Forum and now once again you are using an additional column to totally disregard the tragedy of the crime in order to bring your disgrace here once more. You are a disgrace to this website. Go back to the Forum where you belong. You can't even let the young man's family read any messages without it being reduced by your immaturity.
JunkYardDog August 05, 2013 at 12:35 AM
You H100H are the one who brought up the forum the other day not me. The filth you refer too are you words, your profanity, your racial slurs, your Insulting and offensive imitation of ghetto slang. You H100H are the one who posted that on the forum and now you are banned from there because of your own disgusting conduct. You seem to conveniently forget that is you who caused the problems. However it is obvious that you have not the courage step up and acknowledge the truth. You just rant on with your temper tantrums trying to divert attention away from the fact it is you that is the root cause of all the negativity and problems all over. Now go ahead and tell you lies, put your dishonest, distorted and misguided spin on it and have the last word as I know you will….just keep the profanity, racial slurs and insulting and offensive imitation of ghetto slang to yourself. BTW: I know you are obsessed with me but stop stalking me
H100H August 05, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Again, totally oblivious to the subject matter. It always has to be about you complaining because of something or someone.
Ronni Grisanti Merwede August 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM
What is going on in New Milford lately??? To many shootings!!

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