Prosecutors: Police shoot, kill armed man in Brick Township

Authorities say police shot and killed a man who they say appeared to have a gun outside a southern New Jersey home, shortly after someone there called 911 and threatened to "create a disturbance."



Ocean County prosecutors say the shooting occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday in the Cherry Wood Circle development of Brick Township.



Police went to the home after a male caller told a 911 operator he was going to "create a disturbance" and then hung up. When officers arrived, prosecutors say they were approached by a man who had what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun.



After the man defied repeated orders to drop the weapon, he was shot several times by the officers. He was pronounced dead a short time later.



The shooting is under review by the prosecutor's office, which is standard procedure in police-involved shootings.


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