Father shot to death in front of his family during robbery
IRVINGTON, NJ (WPIX) — A New Jersey dad was fatally shot in front of his family after they returned from a Monday night prayer service at their church.
Marco Angamarca-Yupa, 29, had just pulled into the family's driveway around 11 p.m., officials said. His wife and 8-year-old son were approached by two gunmen who demanded money. Angamarca-Yupa's wife told the men she didn't have any money. She and her son ran from the gunmen as her husband approached.
They heard two gunshots. Angamarca-Yupa had been shot in the head.
Both gunmen ran off empty-handed, officials said. No arrests have been made.
The family had moved to New Jersey from Ecuador just four years ago.
Hundreds of family members, friends and neighbors crammed into a room at St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church Tuesday night to mourn Angamarca-Yupa's death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1—877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.