Police have found and arrested Nicholas Welch, 25, of East Orange for shooting and killing 19-year-old Jessica Moore at an off campus party in East Orange near Seton Hall.
Welch, with prior arrests for drug possession, got into a confrontation with the hosts at the party and was thrown out. He returned to the party later after midnight, and chaos ensued.
He pulled out a handgun and began firing randomly as 50 people dove behind furniture as Welch stood with his foot on the back of a terrified woman as he fired across the room.
Jessica Moore, 19, of Disputanta, Va., was shot in the head and died at the hospital Saturday as she dove in front of classmate to shield her from the bullets. Vanterpool was shot in the arm and jaw and survived.
Three other Seton Hall students were shot but none of their injuries were life threatening.