Posted Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr., and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Andrew Miller announce that Patrick Mirrione,  79, of Parsippany, has been charged with Obstruction and Tampering with Evidence in connection to a fatal shooting.  Both are crimes of the fourth degree.Morris County Prosecutor's logo

On Friday, March 15, at 12:54 p.m., Parsippany police officers responded to a 911 call report of a gunshot suicide at 10 Concord Way, Parsippany. The caller, later identified as Patrick Mirrione, reported to police at the scene that he discovered his wife in the garage with an apparent gunshot wound.

During the ensuing investigation, it is alleged Mirrione gave inconsistent statements to law enforcement regarding his knowledge of and participation in the death. It is also alleged that Mirrione altered, concealed, and/or removed physical items at or from the scene. Mirrione was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending future court proceedings as a result of the above charges.

If anyone has any information related to this ongoing investigation, they are asked to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or Parsippany Police at 973-263-4300.

Members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigations, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office all took part in this investigation.

Any inquiries about this press release can be directed to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at 973-829-8159 or [email protected].