AG's Office Investigating After Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man in New Jersey - NBC New York

AG's Office Investigating After Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man in New Jersey

Police responded to Oakwood Towers on Saturday after getting a 911 call reporting a fight and a man with a knife

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    AG's Office Investigating After Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man in New Jersey

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    • A New Jersey police officer fatally shot a man after responding to a report that he had a knife, the state attorney general’s office said

    • Officers responded to Oakwood Towers in Orange after receiving a call reporting a fight and a man with a knife

    • At some point during their encounter with the man, one of the officers fired at him. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital

    A New Jersey police officer fatally shot a man after responding to a report that he had a knife, the state attorney general’s office said.

    The Orange Police Department got a 911 call reporting a fight and a man with a knife at Oakwood Towers in Orange around 3 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Office of the Attorney General.

    When officers arrived at the scene, they had an encounter with the man, identified as Jamahl Smith, 46, during which one of the officers fired at him, the attorney general’s office said.

    Smith was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the office.

    The office didn’t immediately provide additional details about the shooting.

    Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s Shooting Response Task Force is investigating the incident.

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