Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Jersey Workplace Shooting - 1 Dead, 1 Critical

Local news reports

Authorities have identified the man who shot a co-worker at a Moorestown security firm before fatally shooting himself Monday morning.

Edgar Figueroa, 42, of Philadelphia opened fire on Melvin Nieves, 31, also of Philadelphia.
Figueroa is dead, and Nieves, was shot four times but was conscious when he was airlifted to a hospital, said Moorestown Police Lt. Lee Lieber.

Nieves is in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital, Camden.

The incident unfolded around 7 a.m. between Figueroa and Nieves at Shields Business Solutions.
Police are stlll trying to determine a motive.


  1. I don't think this qualifies as a spree shooting Mike. I believe there has to be multiple shooting sites to qualify. This appears to have occurred at one location.

    1. Oh, yeah. And there are too few for it to be a mass shooting. What's left? Workplace shooting? Plain old murder/suicide?

  2. Of course SS is correct. This is not a spree shooting Mike, just another attempt of yours to mislead us.

  3. They know who the guy was, so why wouldn't they know immediately (simple record check) if he was licensed to carry, or not; or if he was qualified to have a gun, or not? I support those kinds of records, to help police track a crime, the gun used in a crime, and the criminals.

    1. He was a security guard who worked for a company that provides armored car services, so in this case its quite possible he had an extremely rare New Jersey carry permit.
      I don't know if Jersey licenses unarmed security guards, though I wouldn't be surprised. Maybe Mike knows. As for firearms, I cant think of much Jersey DOESNT track.

    2. "As for firearms, I cant think of much Jersey DOESNT track."

      Looks like I was mistaken on this. I wonder how Jersey survived all of these years, even mandating firearms that didn't exist yet, only to somehow leave out those that do,

      "Weinburg is the author of New Jersey’s controversial smart-gun mandate and has publicly challenged gun rights groups on the issue in recent years.
      “As moms dedicated to keeping our children safe from gun violence, we applaud Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg for introducing this common-sense, life-saving background check bill in the New Jersey Legislature,” said Brett Sabo, with the New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action in a statement obtained by Guns.com.
      “This bill fixes a loophole in current New Jersey law that allows felons, domestic abusers, and other dangerous people to get their hands on rifles and shotguns,” said Sabo. “For those wishing to legally purchase a rifle or shotgun in New Jersey, the process is still convenient – over 99 percent of New Jersey residents live within 10 miles of a licensed gun dealer, where they can get a simple background check and buy a long gun from a private seller.”


      Of course, felons, domestic abusers and other adjudicated dangerous persons aren't allowed to legally buy firearms. It merely falls under a federal law that the Department of Justice doesn't like to expend the energy to enforce.