Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Morris Plains and Morris Township Shooting Victims Identified 

Morris County Prosecutor's logoMorris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has identified the victims of last Saturday’s shooting in Morris County as Laurel R. Chasmar, 28, of Morris Plains and Hassan Shahid, 32, of Jersey City.

The homicide of Chasmar was caused by gunshot wounds inflicted upon her.  The suicide of Shahid was caused by a gunshot wound.  The findings were made following an investigation conducted by the Morris County Medical Examiner.Morris Plains Police badge

In the early morning hours of Aug. 5, law enforcement responded to the area of The Highlands at Morris Plains Apartments on Buckley Way in Morris Plains following a report of possible gunshots in the area.

The body of Chasmar was found in Morris Plains. Shortly afterwards, the body of Shahid was found nearby in Morris Township.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank Morris Plains Police chief Jason Kohn and the Morris Plains Police Department; Morris Township Acting Police Chief Mark DiCarlo and the Morris Township Police Department; the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Major Crimes Unit; the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Section; and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office who assisted in this matter.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Fred Snowflack at (973) 829-8159 or [email protected]