NEWARK, N.J. — Police say a northern New Jersey corrections officer shot and wounded her boyfriend, then killed her 4-month-old son and committed suicide inside his apartment.
Newark police say 39-year-old Kelly McKenith and her infant son, Kaire McKenith, were pronounced dead Monday at University Hospital.
An Essex County Prosecutor's Office spokesman says McKenith's boyfriend, 28-year-old Lewis Goosby, was shot three times and is in critical condition.
Police say Goosby escaped through a window after being wounded shortly before 4 p.m., and McKenith barricaded herself inside the apartment when officers arrived. Police entered after hearing gunshots.
Police say they believe McKenith's service weapon was used in the shootings.
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McKenith had worked for the Essex County corrections office since 2005.