New Jersey Police Shoot, Kill Man Who Pointed Gun: Prosecutors

Sunday, Jun 1, 2014  |  Updated 10:49 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Police Shoot, Kill Man Who Had Gun: Prosecutors

Scott Olson/Getty Images

Police in New Jersey shot and killed a man who allegedly pointed a gun at an officer early Saturday, police say.

Etoine Baucum was shot and killed by Paterson police detectives responding to a call about a man with a gun on Montgomery Street at about 2:20 a.m., according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office. 

Officers allegedly found Baucum with the gun when they responded to the scene, and the suspect didn’t comply when he was ordered to drop the weapon, prosecutors say. He allegedly pointed the gun at one of the responding officers, and was shot by another detective.

Baucum, 44, was taken to the hospital and was later pronounced dead.

Investigators recovered a gun at the scene, prosecutors say. Witnesses have also provided accounts of the shooting.

The shooting is still under investigation by the Passaic Count Prosecutor's Office.

Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytimeiPhone/iPad App | Twitter | Facebook | Email Newsletters Send Us News Tips | Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
21st Century Solutions
The NBCUniversal Foundation is partnering... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out