Jersey City, N.J. – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal police involved shooting that occurred the evening of Tuesday, May 24 in Jersey City, N.J. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries. His identity is not being released at this time.
According to the preliminary investigation, uniformed officers of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the intersection of Communipaw Avenue and West Side Avenue, Jersey City, N.J. at approximately 11:56 p.m. in response to a 911 call of a domestic dispute involving a man with a gun. During the encounter, one Jersey City officer fired his service weapon, fatally wounding the man. A firearm was recovered near the decedent. The individual was pronounced deceased at the scene at 12:19 a.m.
This investigation is being conducted pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4, which implements the statutory requirement that the Attorney General’s Office conduct the investigation of any 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, and which establishes clear standards and procedures for conducting such investigations.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.