State AG: 39-year-old man dead in Asbury Park police-involved shooting

A 39-year-old man is dead after a police-involved shooting in Asbury Park Friday night, according to the state Attorney General's Office.

News 12 Staff

Aug 22, 2020, 8:19 PM

Updated 1,335 days ago

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A 39-year-old man is dead after a police-involved shooting in Asbury Park Friday night, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
According to a preliminary investigation, the AG's office says that multiple officers with the Asbury Park Police Department and the Monmouth County sheriff's office responded shortly after 9 p.m. to a report of a domestic dispute inside a two-family residence in the 900 block of Fourth Avenue. Responding officers found a man and woman involved in a dispute.
The man barricaded himself inside the apartment and was armed with a knife, while the woman was outside, the AG's office says. Officers attempted to negotiate with the man through the apartment door, and the man opened the door several times.
The AG's office says the man did not drop the knife despite repeated requests from officers, who also attempted to use a Taser on him, but it was not effective. 
"The man remained armed with the knife, and at approximately 10:10 p.m., an Asbury Park officer shot and fatally wounded him, the Attorney General's Office said in a news release.
Officers and EMS rendered medical aid, and EMS transported the man to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The man's identity is not being released at this time.
The Attorney General’s Office is investigating under a 2019 law which requires the office to investigate deaths that occur during an encounter with a law enforcement officer. The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.


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