October 15,2011 (Kearny, NJ). A Kearny resident shot and killed a co-worker at the Exit Realty Gold Service in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. Leonardo Parera shot and killed Christine King the office administrator at Exit Realty Gold Service real estate agency. The motivation for the killing is not known. Parera after shooting King left the office building and went to his car where he called police to report the shooting warning that he would "escalate" the situation. When police arrived and approached him Parera opened fire on police who returned fire and killed him.
Picture of Leonardo Parera.
Mountain Lakes Police and the Morris County Prosecutor's office are conducting an investigation into the shooting. Police currently do not know why Parera shot King. According to information on Parera's LinkedIn website, Parera was a Distressed Property Specialist and had 15 years of information technology experience including being Microsoft Certified Professional and Google Analytics Qualified. Parera had a website called www.sellhomesnj.com which is still operating today.