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Fatal shooting involving NJ police officer under investigation

Posted: 1:20 PM, Oct 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-19 15:24:39-04

FARMINGDALE, N.J. — Authorities say one person was killed in a shooting involving a police officer in New Jersey.

The state attorney general’s office said the shooting occurred Friday night in Farmingdale, Monmouth County. Police responded to a call from a person claiming to be dying after being stabbed by his brother, Howell Township police said in a Facebook post. 

When a police officer arrived, he was confronted by an armed man. The man refused several commands to drop a bladed object and began to approach the officer, police said. The officer fired several rounds, striking the man.

The officer then began life-saving efforts as additional units arrived. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer was not injured, but was taken to the hospital for trauma, according to authorities.

State police and the Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team are investigating the incident.