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New Jersey Man Broke Into Ex-Wife’s Home and Killed Her and Her Dog Before Turning the Gun on Himself: Prosecutor

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Aug. 1 2023, Published 3:05 p.m. ET

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A New Jersey woman called 911 to report a break-in and then her ex-husband fatally shot her and her dog before turning the gun on himself, according to authorities.

Around 5 a.m. on July 29, Kimberly Hoffman, 49, called 911 to report someone was trying to break into her apartment in Little Egg Harbor, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office announced.

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Once at the scene, officers forced their way into the apartment and found Hoffman’s deceased body with an apparent gunshot wound to the face, officials said.

Officers then found the bullet-riddled body of her dog, as well as that of her ex-husband, 52-year-old Carl Schulz Jr., who was still conscious.

Schulz was transported to a local hospital, where he would later die, prosecutors said.

Officials said an investigation revealed that Schulz came into the apartment and shot Hoffman and her dog before turning the gun on himself.

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Hoffman, a mother of two sons, was the director of admissions at a nursing home in Little Egg Harbor, WKXW-FM reported.

A GoFundMe was created to help support her two children. The organizer said, “Kim’s life was tragically cut short, leaving behind her children who now face a future without their beloved mother. The pain of her loss is immeasurable, and we are all devastated by this senseless act of violence. Our hearts ache for her children, and we want to do everything we can to ease their burden during this difficult time.”

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The motive for the shocking murder-suicide was not immediately available, police said.

The investigation is still ongoing.


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