Officials release video from deadly Deptford police shooting earlier this year

Police say Daniel Nevius crashed into the parked SUV multiple times and then got out of his Jeep holding a gun.

Matt Trapani

Apr 29, 2023, 2:17 AM

Updated 449 days ago

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The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General has released video from a deadly shooting in Deptford in January.
Officers were called for reports of a man with a gun. Police say that Daniel Nevius, 55, was driving a Jeep and slammed into an SUV parked in the driveway of a home on Fox Run Road. The incident happened on Jan. 22.
Police say Nevius crashed into the parked SUV multiple times and then got out of his Jeep holding a gun. Nevius appears on video holding the weapon.
The homeowners called the police. Nevius then appears to slam his gun on the parked SUV. He then comes back and does it again.
The situation becomes even more dangerous when another car drives up. Nevius is seen pointing his gun at the driver but doesn’t fire any shots.
While this is unfolding, police are arriving on the scene. A standoff ensues. Police surrounding Nevius. They claim he's still out in front of the home with that gun.
Video from a police officer’s body camera shows Officer Luke Ivey draw his gun and then fire on Nevius. Police maintain Nevius pointed his gun at the officers.
Officers rush to check on Nevius, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was unclear what set Nevius off in the first place. The Attorney General’s Office is leading the investigation.


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