AG’s Office Investigating Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Bayonne

For Immediate Release: June 7, 2021

Office of The Attorney General
– Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General
Office of Public Integrity and Accountability
– Thomas J. Eicher, Director

For Further Information:

Media Inquiries-
Peter Aseltine
Citizen Inquiries-

BAYONNE, N.J. – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal police-involved shooting that occurred this morning in Bayonne, 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 Bayonne Police Department responded to a 911 call at approximately 6:30 a.m. reporting a domestic incident at a residence in the first block of West 1st Street. Upon arrival at the address, officers encountered an adult male resident. During the encounter, one or more officers fired their service weapons, fatally wounding the male resident. Officers rendered medical aid until emergency medical personnel arrived and transported the man to Bayonne Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:43 a.m.

This investigation is being conducted 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.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.


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