Edison Father, Son Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department announced today that police are investigating a shooting in which an Edison man apparently shot and killed his son, and then killed himself.   Officials said Jeremy Larence, 39, of Edison, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:46 p.m. on Sunday.

Authorities say he apparently was fatally shot by his father inside their residence. Also pronounced dead at the scene was, Gerald Larence, 71, who apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.   The investigation by Detective Joseph Kenny of the Edison Police Department and Detective Craig Marchak of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that Gerald Larence shot and killed his son before shooting himself. The handgun was recovered from the scene.   According to authorities, officers responded to the residence after receiving a call from a concerned family member.   Autopsies performed today by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Jeremy Larence died from a gunshot wound to the head, manner of death homicide, and Gerald Larence died from a gunshot wound to the head, manner of death suicide.     The investigation is active and continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kenny at (732) 248-7400, or Detective Craig Marchak at (732) 745-3904.