UPDATE: AG’s Office Identifies Decedent and Officers Involved in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Hamilton Township

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2024

Office of the Attorney General
– Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney General
Office of Public Integrity and Accountability
– Thomas J. Eicher, Executive Director

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Media Inquiries-
Dan Prochilo

TRENTON – The Attorney General’s Office today identified the decedent and the officers involved in a fatal police-involved shooting, in which an officer was injured, on March 8, 2024 in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. The decedent has been identified as Vincent Correa, 44, of Hamilton.

 The officers from the Hamilton Township Police Department who fired their service weapons at Mr. Correa were Officer Derek Fiabane and Officer Paul Piromalli.

 According to the preliminary investigation, uniformed officers of the Hamilton Township Police Department responded to a residence on Orchard Avenue in Hamilton Township, N.J. at approximately 10:07 p.m. in response to a 911 call involving a domestic dispute. During the encounter, Mr. Correa fired a rifle at the officers. One officer was shot multiple times and later transported to a hospital with non-fatal injuries. The officers returned fire, fatally wounding Mr. Correa. A rifle and a handgun were recovered from Mr. Correa’s person. Officers and emergency medical personnel rendered first aid to Mr. Correa, who was pronounced deceased at the scene at 10:38 p.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.

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