Domestic dispute leads to apparent suicide at mall

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting outside Short Hills Mall.

The shooting occurred outside Neiman Marcus on the first level of the mall Thursday afternoon.

According to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, the shooting is an apparent suicide. Officials believe the death may be the result of a domestic dispute.

Police say the deceased man came to the mall to see his estranged wife, who had filed a restraining order against him. After his arrival, police say the woman contacted the authorities.

The man allegedly shot himself after police arrived at the scene. No shots were fired by the responders, police say.

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