NEWARK – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting involving the Newark Police Department that occurred just after midnight this morning in the area of South 11th Street and Woodland Avenue in Newark, N.J.
Officials said a male civilian, age 39, sustained fatal injuries. The name of the decedent is not being released at this time.
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The investigation is being conducted pursuant to a law enacted in January 2019, P.L.2019, c.1, which requires that the Attorney General’s Office conduct investigations of a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.