New Jersey Supermarket Shooting: Old Bridge Police Release 911 Calls from Pathmark Grocery Store

Employees at a New Jersey supermarket can be heard on 911 calls begging for police to send help as a gunman goes on a rampage. The calls from the Aug. 31 shooting at the Pathmark in Old Bridge were released Thursday.

On August 31, 2012, two employees of the Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge, New Jersey were shot and killed by a third employee. The tragedy happened early that Friday morning as overnight workers were preparing for the new sales week, including updating prices.

Old Bridge police received the first 911 call around 4 a.m. EST reporting shots were fired inside a Pathmark grocery store on Route 9.

Police investigation revealed that an ex-Marine, Terence Taylor, left his shift after an argument, then returned and shot at five co-workers, and killed two co-workers. He then used a handgun to shoot himself Friday morning. Employees had locked the doors after seeing the gunman’s suspicious behavior. Terence Tyler broke through the glass windows of the closed New Jersey supermarket with a shopping cart and gunfire. He was carrying an AK-47 and automatic handgun.

Christine Lo Brutto, 18, and Bryan Breen, 24, were killed by gunman Terence Taylor, 23.

Old Bridge Township is a Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The township had a total population of 65,375 in the 2010 United States Census — making it the state’s 18th largest municipality, having. The census added 4,919 residents (8.1%) from its population of 60,456 in the 2000 Census. Old Bridge is a bedroom suburb of New York City located across the Raritan Bay from Staten Island, is about 25 miles from Manhattan, and about 30 miles (48 km) south of Newark.[19]