OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Officials are investigating a police shooting that left a man dead in Ocean Township last night.

Officials from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office say police officers were summoned to investigate a disturbance at a home on Maple Street. Police say that when they arrived, the homeowner, 34-year-old Todd Wolford, came outside with the gun pointed at police.

Investigators say one of the officers on the scene shot Wolford, fatally wounding him. The officer's identity hasn't been released.

According to neighbors, Wolford lived in the home by himself with his pet dog.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing. Earlier today, investigators were seen using metal detectors to search for evidence.