A police officer shot and killed an armed suspect who was attempting to flee from the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Straight and Van Houten streets, according to authorities.
Preliminary investigation by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office found the man, whose name is not being released by law enforcement, was involved in an automobile collision on Straight and Van Houten streets at around 4:12 p.m. on Monday.
He ran from the scene. While running away from the scene, he tried to enter multiple vehicles. He appeared to be armed with a handgun, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.
A police officer began to chase him on foot. Authorities said during an “encounter” with the suspect, the officer fired his service weapon, killing him. A firearm was recovered from near the man’s body.
Authorities said they continue to investigate the incident.