Two Republican city council members in New Jersey have been slain in the last week after one was shot to death in the community of Franklin on Wednesday.
Russell Heller, a 51-year-old GOP borough councilman in Milford, was shot to death in the parking lot of a building owned by the public utility provider PSE&G where he worked, NJ.com reported.
Police said the victim was targeted by a disgruntled former employee, according to the report.
The suspect, identified as 58-year-old Gary Curtis, later took his own life while sitting in his vehicle in nearby Bridgewater, New Jersey, police said.
The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release Wednesday the attack occurred just after 7 a.m. ET that day and Heller …