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New Jersey Institute of Technology student killed during suspected burglary at fraternity

Posted at 5:06 AM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 21:54:19-04

NEWARK, N.J. – A student was killed during a suspected burglary at a New Jersey Institute of Technology fraternity house early Monday morning, and police are continuing to search for the shooter or shooters.

Student Joseph Micalizzi, a 23-year-old mechanical engineering major from Freehold, was fatally shot during the suspected burglary, the Associated Press reports.


Joe Micalizzi was fatally shot at a frat house in Newark. (Facebook photo)

The deadly incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. at 317 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Micalizzi was shot inside the Tau Kappa Epsilon house, where he was a fraternity member, according to the AP.

After the shooting, he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police sources said.

Police are looking for two men who fled on foot after the shooting.

Less than a month ago, a Rutgers University student was fatally shot near the Newark campus on April 11. An arrest was made few days later.