BRICK TOWNSHIP - Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by police outside an Ocean County home.
Ocean County prosecutors say 21-year-old Julian Hoffman, of Brick Township, appeared to have a black semi-automatic handgun when he approached two township officers on Sunday night. The officers had responded to the home after a male caller told a 911 operator he was going to "create a disturbance" and then hung up.
Prosecutors identified the responding officers as 31-year-old Jay Nye and 25-year-old Ryan Osborn, who are both assigned to the patrol division.
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After Hoffman reportedly defied repeated orders to drop the weapon, he was shot several times by the officers. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
The officers are now on administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.