Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department said an off-duty police officer was found dead this morning outside a former movie theater in the borough.
The officer, whose name is being withheld, was found at approximately 7:15 a.m.
The cause of death has yet to be determined, but it appeared the officer suffered one or more gunshot wounds. The results of an autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office were not immediately available.
An investigation into the shooting is being conducted by Detective Wayne Canastra of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation is active and is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Canastra at (732) 745-3809.