New Jersey police are investigating the death of a man who was shot to death inside a crowded shopping center in a suburb of New York City.
Police identified the dead gunman as Robert David Gill, 40, of Newark.
Gill, who was not armed, was shot by an unidentified bystander who saw the gunman, police said.
Gillard’s mother, Marla Ann Gill, told Fox News she was a “good person” who loved her son and would be missed by his friends.
The father of two is a self-described “gun lover,” who lived in the area where the shooting occurred, and worked in retail sales.
He had a wife and a child and planned to return to his job in a year or two, Marlana Gill said.
A neighbor said Gill was known to frequent the mall in nearby Hoboken.
He also lived in a house that was a short walk from the mall, the neighbor told NJ Advance Media.
The house is on the street where Gill lived.
The suspect is described as a black man in his early 30s, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds with brown hair.
He was wearing a blue sweatshirt and black pants.
He had a handgun tucked in his waistband.
Gilles family did not return phone calls.
Authorities have not said if Gill was targeted.
He lived on the city’s Upper East Side and was the father of three children, police have said.
He died Saturday at Bellevue Hospital.
Gell had been on a probationary status after being convicted of robbery in 2005, according to court records.
His convictions for burglary and car theft in 2006 were vacated.
Police released few details about the shooting, saying only that the suspect was shot multiple times.
Witnesses said Gill had been trying to enter the building through the mall entrance when he was shot.
Police said Gill ran from the scene and was found on the ground in the parking lot of the shopping center, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say there were no other injuries.
The mall is near the Hudson River and the surrounding areas.