Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Jason Vicari of Wyckoff on charges of murder, burglary, and weapon possession.
Bergen County authorities said on Tuesday, October 19, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Elmwood Park Police Department received a 911 call reporting an incident at 24 Beechwood Avenue, Elmwood Park.
According to Bergen County officials, responding officers were advised that an injured party was inside the residence and an actor was barricaded.
The Bergen County Regional SWAT team, along with the County Regional Crisis Negotiation Team were activated and responded.
Authorities said the suspect, Vicari, was removed and the scene was secured.
Officers entered the residence and located Mr. Ronald P. Vicari, 81, of 24 Beechwood Avenue, Elmwood Park, deceased on the floor in the bathroom.
An investigation conducted by detectives from the Elmwood Park Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit revealed that Ronald Vicari was murdered during the commission of a burglary.