FRANKLIN (Somerset) — A worker was shot dead Wednesday morning at PSE&G's offices by a former employee who took his own life.

Investigators identified the gunman as Gary T. Curtis, age 58, of Washington, a former employee of the utility.

The victim was identified as Russell D. Heller, age 51, Milford, who was employed at the PSE&G Somerset Central Division Headquarters on Weston Canal Road.

Investigators said Curtis approached Heller in the lot and shot him outside his vehicle.

Map showing locations of PSE&G and TD Bank Ballpark (Canva)
Map showing locations of PSE&G and TD Bank Ballpark (Canva)

Gunman went to TD Bank Ballpark

Police responded to 911 calls at 7:02 AM reporting a shooting in the parking lot. Heller was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators tracked Curtis to a parking lot in Bridgewater at 10:20 AM Curtis, who had apparently shot himself in his car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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ABC 7 Eyewitness News reported the shooter wound up at TD Bank Ballpark just off Route 287 about 4 miles away.

Authorities did not say if they knew what motivated the shooter.

This is a breaking story. Check back for additional details.

Gary T. Curtis
Gary T. Curtis (Somerset County Prosecutor's Office)

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