Police Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide Attempt

WOODBRIDGE – Police are investigating an apparent attempted murder-suicide that took place at an Amherst Avenue home Wednesday afternoon.

Pasquale V. Bove, 43, is charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting his wife, Donna, just before 4 p.m. on Sept. 30, police said today.


Police responded to a report of gunshots fired inside the home and found Donna Bove, 39, outside bleeding from a single gunshot wound to the head, according to authorities.

Witnesses reportedly told police that Donna Bove said, “my husband shot me.”

Officers located Pasquale Bove in the upstairs master bedroom, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head, authorities said.

Both Donna and Pasquale Bove were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick by separate helicopters. Donna was listed in stable condition, while Pasquale was listed as critical, according to hospital officials.

Detectives recovered a .357 Colt Python handgun next to Pasquale Bove.

Woodbridge police and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office are still investigating. Authorities asked anyone with information to call the Detective Bureau at 1-732-634-7700.

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