According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office earlier Sunday, at approximately 12:01 p.m. near 208 Broad Street, the Matawan Police Department responded to a single-vehicle collision involving a 39-year-old Aberdeen resident.
Officials say the resident, who was also an officer in the Roselle Park Police Department, appeared to have lost control of his vehicle and struck two parked cars,
According to officials, the car then proceeded to partially roll over before coming to a final stop.
As first responders left the vehicle to get equipment to help with the extraction, officials said the driver located a firearm and fatally shot himself in the head.
This is an isolated incident with no danger to the public.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.
The name of the officer is Edward Nortrup