AG’s office: Man fatally shot by police after fiery standoff in Long Branch

At around 2 a.m., a fire erupted inside the apartment and the suspect fled and discharged multiple gunshots. Officers returned fire and struck the suspect, who died at the scene.

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2021, 12:16 AM

Updated 893 days ago

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The man who barricaded himself inside a Long Branch apartment Friday evening after allegedly shooting an officer executing a search warrant was fatally shot by police overnight.
Members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office were attempting to execute a warrant in connection with a homicide investigation at 274 Chelsea Ave., Apartment 1, in Long Branch on the evening of Nov. 5.
According to the attorney general’s office:
“An individual moved into a room of the apartment and shot one of the officers in the lower leg as they approached the room. At that point the officers repositioned outside the apartment and the individual barricaded himself inside.”
At around 2 a.m., a fire erupted inside the apartment and the suspect fled and discharged multiple gunshots. Officers returned fire and struck the suspect, who died at the scene.
Officials say the officer who was shot was treated and discharged from a hospital.
The attorney general’s office says it is continuing its investigation into the incident. It did not disclose the name of the suspect or the officer who was shot.


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