NJ Transit bus driver killed in apparent murder-suicide

Officials outside of the NJTRANSIT garage on the Black Horse Pike in Washington Twp. investigate after a bus driver was killed after being shot in the face by a woman who later killed herself in Mantua Twp. after a short police chase on June 6, 2017.

A 45-year-old New Jersey Transit bus driver was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in Washington Township by a woman who later shot herself, authorities said.

Ryan Reynolds, of Sicklerville, was shot at an NJ Transit garage sometime before 2 p.m., according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.

Piacenta M. Jackson of Woodbury, a 44-year-old believed to have been responsible for the killing, shot and killed herself a short time later in Mantua near a business at Center and Trenton Streets, said Bernie Weisenfeld of the prosecutor’s office.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, the Washington and Mantua Township Police Departments, and NJ Transit are investigating the incident.