State authorities are investigating the death of a man shot by a police officer after a standoff in New Jersey.
The New Jersey attorney general’s office says Asbury Park officers were called to a two-family residence shortly after 9 p.m. Friday due to a report of a loud domestic dispute between a man and a woman.
Authorities say police and Monmouth County sheriff’s officers found the woman outside and the man barricaded inside the upstairs apartment. Officers tried to talk with the man through the door, and they say he opened the door at various times, revealing that he was armed with a knife.
Authorities say the man refused repeated requests to drop the weapon, and officers tried to use a stun device but it was ineffective. Police say shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, an Asbury Park officer shot the 39-year-old man, who died about 20 minutes later at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
The attorney general’s office is investigating as required by a law that went into effect last year mandating an investigation by the office of any death stemming from an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in his or her official capacity.