July 8: 5 non-coronavirus stories across the tri-state region

Looking for stories that are not about the coronavirus? Here's a selection from across our regions.

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2020, 11:28 PM

Updated 1,437 days ago


Looking for stories that are not about the coronavirus? Here's a selection from across our regions. 
Off-duty Ramapo police officer fatally shoots neighbor in CornwallAuthorities in Orange County have identified the man who was fatally shot by an off-duty Ramapo police officer Monday night. Officials say 40-year-old Erick Gilmore was shot by his neighbor, Rob Fitzgerald, at 151 Main St. in Cornwall. They say the incident happened on the off-duty officer's property, by the door and driveway around 11 p.m.
State police: Crash involving several large trucks closes lanes on New Jersey TurnpikeNew Jersey state police say a morning crash involving several large trucks in Woodbridge caused problems for commuters on the New Jersey Turnpike.The crash happened around 4:48 a.m.According to state police, a roll-off truck was traveling south on the ramp from the Thomas Edison Service Area to the outer roadway, when the driver lost control and the truck entered the shoulder, where it struck a parked tractor-trailer.
Nassau DA: Charges against man accused of assaulting Freeport Village police officers will be droppedThe Nassau district attorney will drop charges against Akbar Rogers, the man who said he was a victim of police brutality in his arrest by Freeport Village police in December.
Museum of Darien's replica whale boat provides insight into 1776 events in the townA replica whale boat built in 1976 is giving Darien residents some insight on events in their town from 1776. First built in 1976, the Whaleboat Middlesex spent the last few decades on display at the Maritime Aquarium.During the Revolutionary War, whale boats provided a marine militia that protected Connecticut residents from Tory raiders.
Police: Man fatally shot at Lincoln Terrace ParkPolice say a man was shot and killed at Lincoln Terrace Park Tuesday and that they are still looking for the suspect who pulled the trigger.  Police say it happened a little before noon. They say a 27-year-old, who has not been identified at this time, was shot in the head and chest. The crime scene unit and medical examiner combed through the scene looking for clues.  A friend of the victim, who did not want to speak on camera, tells News 12 he was hanging out at the park with the victim around 10 a.m. 

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