Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
EDISON, NJ - A police-involved shooting on Judson Street near Melo Park Mall left one suspect dead, unconfirmed reports the suspect was wielding an Ax at the time of the shooting.
--- UPDATE: 04/13/2022
AG’s Office Investigating Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Edison, N.J.
Edison, N.J. – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday in Edison, N.J. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries. His identity is not being released at this time. No one else was injured.
According to the preliminary investigation, the shooting occurred shortly after 3:45 p.m. on Judson Street in Edison, N.J. Edison Police Officers were called to a residence where they encountered the decedent. During the encounter, two officers discharged their service weapon, fatally wounding the individual. A sharp edged weapon was recovered near the decedent. Officers and emergency medical personnel rendered first aid to the individual, who was pronounced deceased on scene via telemetry at 4:41 p.m.
This investigation is being conducted pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4, which implements the statutory requirement that the Attorney General’s Office conduct the investigation of any 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, and which establishes clear standards and procedures for conducting such investigations.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.