Temera King’s daughter called 911 and said her father shot her mother
Lucas Cooper was arrested in Bethlehem, PA and charged with first degree murder
King was a teacher at Dr. Michael Conti Public School Number 5 in Jersey City
JERSEY CITY – A third grade teacher who just celebrated her 35th birthday was shot and killed in her home Tuesday morning, according to media reports.
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said Temara King was shot multiple times at her home in the Toy Factory Apartments on Bergen Avenue around 7:10 am. She was pronounced dead an hour later at Jersey City Medical Center.
Additional details about the shooting cannot be disclosed as it is considered a domestic violence incident, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.
Police sources told NBC 4 New York that King’s 14-year-old daughter called 911 and said her father was the gunman.
Arrest in Pennsylvania
Lucas Cooper, 39, was arrested in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and charged with first-degree murder. He was also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in violation of and endangering the welfare of a child.
Payroll records show she is a teacher at the Jersey City Public School District and has been a public school teacher since 2013. with children on the autistic spectrum.
“She worked for us for 10 years. She had recently completed the course work and licensing requirements to become a Learning Disability Teacher Consultant (LDTC). She was an outstanding young educator and our thoughts are with her family and friends. missed,” Fernandez said in a statement.
Dan Alexander is a New Jersey 101.5 reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]
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