The NJ mall shooting on Monday has sparked an intense manhunt for the NJ mall shooting suspect, 20-year-old Richard Shoop from Teaneck. The New Jersey mall shooting suspect works at a restaurant in Teaneck, where he also resides. Following the NJ mall shooting on Monday around 9:15 p.m., a mix of officers in tactical uniforms and plain clothes — all with guns drawn — moved through the Teaneck neighborhood and knocked on the door at 534 Emerson Ave. in Teaneck, where officers encountered a man greeting them with a screwdriver at the door, reported the Star-Ledger on Nov. 5, 2013.
Unfortunately, the man answering the door at what is believed to be the NJ mall shooter’s house, appeared older than 20-year-old Richard Shoop and he had a dog and his wife with him.
Richard Shoop has been identified by authorities to be the preliminary suspect in Monday night’s shooting at Westfield Garden State Plaza, the New Jersey mall which has more than 300 stores and which is located some 12 miles from Manhattan.
According to witness reports, the New Jersey mall shooter walked into Westfield Garden State Plaza in full tactical gear on, including body armor, carrying a rifle, and started shooting at the security cameras.
While no one was injured during Monday night’s NJ mall shooting around 9:15 p.m., Garden State Plaza employees and customers were running for their lives, going on lockdown, or going into hiding.
Over 200 law enforcement officers responded to the New Jersey mall shooting. As of early Tuesday morning, there is no sign of the NJ mall shooter and after a raid on the Teaneck house turned out to be unsuccessful, the manhunt for 20-year-old Richard Shoop is continuing at the Garden State Plaza Mall.
NJ mall shooting latest CNN update: "The gunman who opened fire at a New Jersey mall Monday night is dead, authorities said. The shooter's body was discovered at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday in a back area of the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall. Authorities said he had a self-inflicted gunshot wound."