Police officers shoot, kill man after domestic call in Bayonne, New Jersey

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BAYONNE, N.J. — Police officers fatally shot a man after a domestic call in Bayonne on Monday, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police said they encountered an adult male resident and one or more officers fired their service weapons, wounding the man, at a home in the vicinity of West First Street and Kelly Parkway in Bayonne just before 7 a.m.

Authorities haven’t said whether the man was armed or released other details about the encounter. The man was pronounced dead at Bayonne Medical Center a little more than an hour later. His name wasn’t released. 

The shooting prompted street closures Monday morning.

Neighbor Marisol Velez told PIX11 News the family has had police at their home before. She said she spoke to a family member after the shooting and it may have been related to a mental health emergency.

“There’s always arguing. Otherwise they’re nice people. They seem to be nice people, they just — you know families, some families argue. Some families have mental problems,” Velez said.

West First Street between Kelly Parkway and Broadway was closed to traffic. 

Footage from AIR11 showed a police presence surrounding the home and the street was blocked off with police tape.

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