State Police Seeks Public’s Assistance with Fatal I-80 Shooting Investigation

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Lodi, N.J. – Detectives from the New Jersey State Police Major Crime Unit and the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit are seeking the public’s assistance with a fatal shooting that occurred on Interstate 80 in Bergen County.

On Saturday, January 18, at approximately 12:16 a.m., Louis Perez, 27, of New York, N.Y, was driving a Honda Civic westbound on Interstate 80. In the area of milepost 64.4, an unknown vehicle pulled alongside Perez's Honda and fired several gunshots, striking Perez and a front seat passenger.

Perez sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The front seat passenger sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital where he was last listed in stable condition.

A gunshot hit him in the neck, sources with knowledge of the incident said, adding that Perez was a reputed Bloods gang member.

Someone "pulled up next to them and started shooting," one told Daily Voice. "They fired three shots, with two hitting them."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Joe Brogan, of the New Jersey State Police Major Crimes North Unit, at 201-247-0321 or 609-610-3816.

Anonymous tips are welcomed.

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