New Jersey

Brother of NJ Mall Shooter Says Suicide Was "Act of Self-Indulgence"

Richard Shoop, 20 shot himself in the head after opening fire at Garden State Plaza Mall


TEANECK, N.J.The brother of a 20-year-old man who authorities said opened fire at the Garden State Plaza mall before taking his own life is speaking out for the first time since the shooting.

"My brother intended to harm nobody else but himself," Kevin Shoop told WCBS New York on Tuesday. "He just sadly decided to make an act of self-indulgence by taking his own life publicly and it's a tragedy to us all."