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Attorney General’s Office Investigating Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Buena Vista

By rlsmetro on

The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred shortly before 3 p.m. yesterday, April 5, in Buena Vista. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries.   The decedent has been identified as Roy K. Jackel Jr., 41, of Cape May Court House.   According to the preliminary investigation, officers of the Franklin Township Police Department, Gloucester County, responded as mutual aid to a motor vehicle accident at Cumberland Road and Tuckahoe Road in Buena Vista. 

According to police, Mr. Jackel was one of the drivers involved in the accident. After a Franklin Township police officer left his police vehicle, Mr. Jackel entered that police vehicle and drove away.

Police said Mr. Jackel stopped the police vehicle on East Oak Road in Buena Vista. During an encounter at that location, a Franklin Township police officer fired his service weapon, fatally wounding Mr. Jackel. 

Police officers provided medical assistance to Mr. Jackel until emergency medical personnel arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.   The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.