Neptune Township, N.J. – The Attorney General’s Office is investigating a police encounter during which a vehicle crash occurred, resulting in one occupant’s death and injury to three other vehicle occupants. The crash occurred on June 5, 2022, after two Asbury Park police officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The identities of the decedent and the other individuals are not being released at this time.
According to the preliminary investigation, the crash came to rest at 527 Myrtle Avenue in Neptune Township, N.J. shortly after 7:20 p.m. The officers were in the process of attempting to stop a vehicle in connection with a felony investigation which began with a report of shots fired. The driver struck a tree. Firearms were recovered near the vehicle.
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.