Gunman Shoots McGuire Airman, Then Kills Self
WILLINGBORO, N.J. - July 5, 2007 -- An airman from McGuire Air Force Base was in critical condition after being shot by another man who then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide, officials said.
According to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, Matthew J. Marren, 22, of Pennsauken, drove to the Willingboro home that the airman, Jonathan Schrieken, 22, was renting at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Marren got out of his vehicle and shot Schrieken, who was outside the house, one time in the chest, using a small-caliber firearm. Marren then turned the gun on himself.
Schrieken was transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he was in critical condition Thursday, said Angel Lopez from the McGuire public affairs office. She said Marren was not affiliated with the military.
Schrieken is a loadmaster with the 6th Airlift Squadron based at McGuire, officials said.
"During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers go out to Airman Schrieken," said Col. Harold Rice, 305th Operations Group commander said in a statement. "We wish him a speedy recovery."
Marren was taken to Lourdes Medical Center in Willingboro where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators have not determined whether the two men knew each other. In a statement, Prosecutor Robert Bernardi said authorities do not believe anyone else was involved.
No charges have been filed.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
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