November 16, 2013 11:13 am -

Richard Shoop, who committed suicide after firing shots inside a New Jersey mall, is seen in security footage harassing shoppers with his AK-47-like gun.

Security footage obtained by NBC4 shows the terrifying moment 20-year-old Richard Shoop wielded a gun frightening shoppers in a New Jersey mall last week.

While Shoop didn’t actually shoot any shoppers on November 5, the mall surveillance footage shows just how tense the situation was. Shoppers dodge into stores for protection as an all black-clad Shoop stalks the corridors…

News of Shoop’s suicide stunned friends and relatives. However, investigators now believe Shoop intended ‘suicide by cop’.

‘We think he went in with the intent that he was not going to come out alive,’ Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said.