Emile Pierre Benoist
Born (1957-05-24)May 24, 1957

August 26, 1977(1977-08-26) (aged 20)
Hackettstown, New Jersey, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Parents Pierre Benoist
Frances Benoist
Attack information
Date August 26, 1977
4:45 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.
Location(s) Hackettstown, New Jersey, United States
Killed 6
Weapon(s) .44-caliber Ruger semi-automatic rifle with telescopic sight

Emile Pierre Benoist was an American who killed six people in Hackettstown, New Jersey, United States on August 26, 1977, before committing suicide.



  • David Galvin, 14
  • Jeffrey L. Gianquitti, 19
  • William Nagle, 37
  • Clifford Sowers, 38
  • Robert Visconti, 35
  • Stephen Werner, 20


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