EDGEWATER PARK TOWNSHIP, NJ (FEBRUARY 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Department Chief Gene J. Di Filippo announced that an Edgewater Park man shot his wife multiple times before taking his life inside of their residence early this morning.
Edgewater Park Township police officers responded to the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue just after 1 a.m. and found Michelle Moses-Martin, 46, outside with gunshot wounds to her chest.
Her husband, 57-year-old Gregory Martin, emerged briefly onto the front porch of their residence before going back inside. Members of the New Jersey State Police Technical Emergency and Mission Specialists Unit made entry into the house at approximately 3 a.m. and discovered that Gregory Martin had committed suicide with a firearm.
Michelle Moses-Martin was transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden where, after undergoing surgery, she is listed in critical but stable condition.
News reports that a standoff ensued before the T.E.A.M.S. Unit made entry were inaccurate. It is believed that Gregory Martin took his life shortly after returning into the residence. The motive for the shooting is being investigated.
Gregory Martin was retired from the New Jersey Department of Corrections. He was employed by the township as a school crossing guard.
This incident was investigated by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, the Edgewater Park Township Police Department and the New Jersey State Police, with assistance from the Beverly City, Delanco and Willingboro Township police departments.