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

For Immediate Release: January 6, 2022

Office of The Attorney General
– Andrew J. Bruck, Acting Attorney General
Office of Public Integrity and Accountability
– Thomas J. Eicher, Executive Director

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Media Inquiries-
Peter Aseltine

Keansburg, N.J. – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal police-involved shooting that occurred this afternoon in Keansburg, N.J. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries. His identity is not being released at this time.

According to the preliminary investigation, at approximately 3:21 p.m. today, multiple 911 calls were received by the Keansburg Police Department reporting a robbery in progress at a pharmacy at 199 Main Street. Officers of the Keansburg Police Department responded. One officer was stabbed by the man. Multiple officers fired their service weapons striking the man, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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.


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