NJ OAG Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

TRENTON – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred today on Godwin Avenue in Paterson, N.J. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries.

The investigation is being conducted by the Integrity Bureau within the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability and the New Jersey State Police Homicide Unit.

This investigation is being conducted pursuant to a law enacted in January 2019, Senate Bill 1036, 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.

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The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.