Elmwood Park neighbors ‘relieved’ after manhunt ends with death of shooting suspect

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morris County Sheriff’s Emergency Response team went into a room at the hotel, where Allandale was said to have started shooting just after 7 p.m. Saturday.

News 12 Staff

Jan 2, 2023, 5:18 PM

Updated 558 days ago

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A Bergen County neighborhood is feeling a bit of relief this week after a shooting suspect’s time on the run from police came to an end.
Mobile police cameras on Lincoln Avenue in Elmwood Park remained Monday, but they’ll likely move out soon with the end of the five-day manhunt for James Allandale.
Law enforcement sources say Allandale was shot and killed by police when they tracked him down to a motel on Route 46 in Pine Brook Saturday night.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morris County Sheriff’s Emergency Response team went into a room at the hotel, where Allandale was said to have started shooting just after 7 p.m. Saturday. 
Allandale was struck by returning fire, and was later pronounced dead.
For now, neighbors in Elmwood Park are feeling a bit less on edge.
“We’re saddened it had to end this way, but we’re very, very relieved,” said Amy Krulewitz. “The neighborhood is safer again, and we’re concerned for Lisa of course, and we expect to do the neighborly thing and chat with her and offer any support.”
Allandale was wanted for attempted murder of his girlfriend’s friend in Elmwood Park last Tuesday.
Neighbors said they called 911 when they saw who they said was Allandale with a gun. They also told News 12 New Jersey he shot her friend, who somehow ended up at a 7-Eleven in Fair Lawn about two miles from the scene. She was taken from there to the hospital and is expected to recover.
After he allegedly shot the victim, detectives say Allandale took off in a white pickup. It was found in nearby Paterson but there was no sign of Allandale. On Wednesday, authorities conducted an all-out manhunt on consisting of police patrols, K-9s units, a state police helicopter, Bergen County sheriffs and several uniformed officers.
Allandale had a known criminal background, according to court records, including convictions on terroristic threat, kidnapping and weapons possession charges.


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