New Jersey Man Who Allegedly Shot Wife To Death Arrested After Their Daughter Called 911



On Tuesday, a New Jersey teacher was allegedly shot to death by her husband following a possible domestic violence incident. According to NBC New York, the victim, Temara King, was murdered at her home shortly before 7:30 a.m.


Following the shooting, the suspect, Lucus Cooper, left the state. He was apprehended hours later after a manhunt. The victim was murdered just two weeks after turning 35. According to sources, the victim’s daughter called 911 after the fatal incident to report that her father had shot her mother several times. The adolescent suffered no injuries.


“I really, really heard the shots and it went bang, bang, bang — and it was quiet,” a neighbor said. The deceased teacher was described as a loving mother by her relatives. Jersey City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Norma Fernandez also said King was a loving teacher.


“Our hearts are broken at the sudden violent loss of Temara King,” Fernandez said in a statement. “She was an outstanding educator and dedicated faculty member. She will be missed and our prayers go to her family as they cope with the tragedy.”


The 39-year-old suspect, who was arrested in Pennsylvania, is charged with murder, endangering the welfare of a child, and weapons offenses. Cooper “is currently being detained at the Lehigh County Jail pending extradition to New Jersey,” according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.


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