Ex-Marine kills 2, self at N.J. supermarket

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His uncle, Christopher Dyson, said he left after suffering from depression, and a cousin said he had been hospitalized and was never happy with the Marines. Tyler, who also lived in San Diego, left California in June to move to New Jersey, where he lived with his sister and uncle.

“He was a quiet cat, you know?” Dyson said. “We don’t know anything that would compel him to do this.”

His cousin, Shanteya Dyson said Tyler had not been the same since his mother died of cancer. His father died when he was young.

“That was his best friend. He was always a quiet guy. But he got more quiet. He really didn’t speak at all. He was just blank,” said Dyson.

Tyler spent the July 4 weekend drinking at Jersey shore bars with Manase Acheantong, who said Tyler was his friend’s cousin.

“We went out. We had drinks. He was a normal kid. He didn’t start no fights. He didn’t seem crazy,” said Acheantong, 25, of Old Bridge.

Pathmark’s parent company, Montvale-based Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. said Friday the company is “deeply saddened” by the shooting and is cooperating with investigators.

A vigil was planned Friday at Old Bridge School for LoBrutto and Breen, who both graduated from the school. LoBrutto, who was a horn player in the school band, graduated this year, Schools Superintendent Timothy Brennan said. Breen graduated in 2006.

Jessica Ruano knew Christina from school. “She was a really bubbly girl,” said Ruano, 16. “She was silly. She was sweet.”

Katz reported from New York. Associated Press writers Samantha Henry in Newark, N.J., Geoff Mulvihill and Larry Rosenthal in Trenton, N.J., and Julio Cortez in Old Bridge contributed to this report.

 

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