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Student killed during burglary at New Jersey college frat

A student was shot and killed Monday during a burglary at a fraternity house near the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the university president said in a statement.

The burglary took place around 3:30 a.m. at Tau Kappa Epsilon on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark, NJIT President Joel Bloom said.

Joseph Micalizzi, 23, of Freehold, was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later at University Hospital, the Essex County prosecutor's office said.

"This is a tragic time for the student's family, friends and the entire NJIT campus and we extend our thoughts and prayers to all affected," Bloom said. "There is no imminent threat to NJIT's...