Passaic County officials announce that on Wednesday, December 9, Vincent Sullivan, 49, of Passaic, was arrested in connection to the homicide that took place at 299 Terhune Avenue in Passaic. Sullivan was charged with one count of Murder, first degree.
According to police, on December 9, at approximately 7:22 p.m., police officers responded to 299 Terhune Avenue in Passaic in order to conduct a welfare check. A concerned party contacted the police and indicated that they had been unable to make contact with the two residents of the single-family home located at that address for several days.
Police said that upon their arrival, officers and firemen initially received no response at the home. A short time later they were able to make contact with Sullivan, who allowed first responders to enter the home. At that time officers were able to confirm that Sullivan was a resident of the home, and they discovered Vincent’s father, G.S., 82, of Passaic, lying on his bedroom floor.
Police reported that G.S. was unresponsive, had suffered significant blunt force injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Further investigation revealed signs of a struggle in the bedroom and abrasions and minor injuries on Sullivan’s hands.
The State has filed a motion for pre-trial detention which will be held at a future date and time to be determined by the Court.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or email@example.com or contact the Passaic Police Detective Bureau at 973-365-3938.
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