AG’s office investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Asbury Park
A Domestic Dispute at a residence in Asbury Park escalated and ended with a 39-year old man refusing commands to drop a knife and being fatally wounded by police.
The Attorney General’s Office is running point on the investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday night.
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said that Asbury Park Police responded around 9 p.m. to a report of a loud domestic dispute inside a two-family residence in the 900 block of 4th Avenue.
When police arrived, the woman was outside the home and the man barricaded himself inside the upstairs apartment.
Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers arrived shortly thereafter to assist Asbury Park police.
Officers tried to negotiate with the man through the door of the apartment in an effort to end the standoff.
The man kept opening the door on and off and said that he was armed with a knife.
He continued to hold the knife despite repeated requests from the police to drop it.
Officers then used a Taser, but it was not effective.
The man remained armed with the knife, and at approximately 10:10 p.m., an Asbury Park officer shot and fatally wounded him.
Officers and EMS rendered medical aid, and EMS transported the man to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:31 p.m.
The investigation is being conducted by the Attorney General’s Office, pursuant to a law enacted in January 2019, P.L.2019, c.1, which requires that the Attorney General’s Office conduct investigations of a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody.
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