Contact Us
Northern Valley Daily Voice serves Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan & Rockleigh
Return to your home site

Menu

Northern Valley Daily Voice serves Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan & Rockleigh

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Passaic Sheriff: Warrant Detectives Seize Paterson Pair With 500 Heroin Folds, Five Bags Of Pot
DV Pilot Police & Fire

HOLIDAY TRAGEDY: Merchant, 42, Commits Suicide In Downtown Westwood

Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification
Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification Photo Credit: Jerry DeMarco

UPDATE: It happened in an instant: As witnesses looked on in horror, authorities said, a merchant shot and killed himself Saturday afternoon in the busy downtown Westwood shopping district.

The 42-year-old victim dashed into an alley behind LaViano's Jewelers on Westwood Avenue, next to Fairview Automotive on Fairview Avenue, and took his life in front of his horrified brother and a nearby restaurant owner around 1:45 p.m., authorities said.

Police cordoned off the area as forensic investigators from the Bergen County Sheriff's Office collected evidence inside and outside the jewelry shop.

******

GET HELP (FREE, 24/7)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

OR TEXT: HOME to 741741

******

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Northern Valley Daily Voice!

Serves Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan & Rockleigh

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Northern Valley Daily Voice!

Serves Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan & Rockleigh

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.