BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COMImages of the West Milford black bear that killed a hiker more than two months ago were captured on cell phone photos just before it attacked.
A bear killed 22-year old Rutgers student Darsh Patel while he was hiking in the West Milford Apshawa Preserve on Sept. 21.
The New York Daily News reported that Patel was hiking with four others when they encountered the bear. Patel took photos from about 100 feet, and the group split up and ran when the bear got to within 15 feet of them. The group had been warned about the bear at the entrance to the preserve.