Frederick William Cowan
Background information
Birth name Frederick William Cowan
Born (1943-06-01)June 1, 1943

February 14, 1977(1977-02-14) (aged 33)
New Rochelle, New York, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date February 14, 1977
Location(s) New Rochelle, New York, United States
Killed 7 (including perpetrator)
Injured 5
Weapon(s) SACO .308 HK-41 semi-automatic assault rifle, two .45-caliber automatic handguns, two 9mm automatic handguns and a 9-inch hunting knife

Frederick William "Fritz" Cowan was an American who killed six people and wounded four others at the Neptune Worldwide Moving Company in New Rochelle, New York, United States on February 14, 1977, before committing suicide.



  • James Greene, 44
  • Joseph E. Hicks, 59
  • Frederick J. Holmes, 55
  • Allen B. McLeod, 32, policeman
  • Joseph Russo, 26
  • Pariyarathu Varghese, 32

Those wounded were:

  • John Fitzgibbon, policeman, shot in the hand
  • Vincent Fontanarosa, policeman, shot in the arm
  • Robert Harris, eye injury
  • Raymond Satiro, policeman, shot in the leg


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