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Predawn Police-Involved Shooting At Woodbridge Auto Mall Under Investigation

Woodbridge Township


By: Richard L. Smith

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced today that a shooting is under investigation.

Prosecutor Ciccone said at approximately 3:07 A.M., the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit received a report of an officer-involved shooting at Sansone Auto Mall in Woodbridge. Initial investigation revealed that the Woodbridge Police Department received a 911 call at 2:14 A.M., reporting a suspicious incident at Sansone Auto Mall on Route 1 in Woodbridge.

While conducting the investigation, Prosecutor Ciccone said one of the suspects attempted to run over the investigating officers.


Officers discharged their weapons, and the vehicle fled the scene onto Route 1 North.

A shooting victim later walked into a local hospital and admitted their role in the suspicious incident, specifically a vehicle burglary.

The shooting is currently under investigation and ongoing.

This is an active and ongoing investigation anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Javier Morillo of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745-8843.