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UPDATE: NJ AG’s Office Identifies Decedent, Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting


By: Najla Alexander 

NJ AG authorities announced that the Attorney General’s Office today identified the decedent and the officers involved in a fatal police-involved shooting, in which an officer was injured, on March 8, in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.AdThe decedent has been identified as Vincent Correa, 44, of Hamilton, officials stated. 

According to officials, the officers from the Hamilton Township Police Department who fired their service weapons at Mr. Correa were Officer Derek Fiabane and Officer Paul Piromalli.

According to the preliminary investigation, uniformed officers of the Hamilton Township Police Department responded to a residence on Orchard Avenue in Hamilton Township at approximately 10:07 p.m. in response to a 911 call involving a domestic dispute, officials say. 

During the encounter, officials said, Mr. Correa fired a rifle at the officers. One officer was shot multiple times and later transported to a hospital with non-fatal injuries.

Authorities say the officers returned fire, fatally wounding Mr. Correa.

A rifle and a handgun were recovered from Mr. Correa’s person, officials said. 

Officials stated that officers and emergency medical personnel rendered first aid to Mr. Correa, who was pronounced deceased at the scene at 10:38 p.m.AdThis investigation is being conducted pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4, officials say, which implements the statutory requirement that the Attorney General’s Office conduct the investigation of any 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, and which establishes clear standards and procedures for conducting such investigations.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further information has been released at this time.