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AG’s Office investigating fatal police-involved shooting in Wayne Township

WAYNE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Passaic County) – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred late Sunday afternoon at the interchange of Routes 80, 23 and 46 in Wayne Township, according to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

One male civilian sustained fatal injuries, Grewal said.

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, Grewal said.

The Integrity Bureau within the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability and the New Jersey State Police Major Crime Bureau are conducting the investigation, Grewal said.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information would be released at this time, Grewal said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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