Man dies after police-involved shooting in Hackensack

Hackensack police have shot and killed a man during an investigation on Johnson Ave.

Hackensack police have shot and killed a man during an investigation on Johnson Ave. (6/11/15)

HACKENSACK - The man shot by a Hackensack police officer Monday evening has died, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli.

The man has been identified as 22-year-old Raymond Peralta-Lantigua.

According to Molinelli, police were responding to a 911 call about some type of disturbance at 185 Johnson Ave. in a second-floor apartment.

Witnesses tell News 12 New Jersey they heard a lot of yelling and then heard the gunshots. Molinelli confirms one officer fired his weapon. He also says a knife was involved in the altercation and was recovered from the scene.

Witnesses say they saw officers attempting to revive Peralta-Lantigua, but he did not survive his injuries.

Records show Peralta-Lantigua was recently released from the Bergen County Jail after being arrested on criminal trespassing charges.

The incident marks the second police-involved shooting in the town in the past several weeks. On May 21, Elvin Diaz was shot and killed after confronting police officers with a kitchen cleaver.

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