According to law enforcement, the violent incident occurred at the Belleview Terrace home of the suspect’s grandparents in Butler, NJ. Butler police officers had been called to the house after someone reported seeing a “suspicious person” in the area.
When Butler law enforcement officers arrived at the residence, they reportedly heard loud shouting. Police officers then went inside the home and tried to arrest the suspect, but he reportedly went to a bedroom and tried to hide behind a bed.
At some point, the suspect alleged grabbed a single-barrel shotgun and pointed it at a police officer. The officer responded by shooting the suspect and hitting him four times.
The suspect was later transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson so that he could receive medical treatment for his gunshot-related injuries.
The suspect is a 23-year-old male from Butler, New Jersey. He faces charges for numerous crimes, including aggravated assault against a police officer, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and a certain persons offense for being a felon unlawfully in possession of a handgun. The suspect has also been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia because police allegedly found drug-related items, including hypodermic needles, in his possession at the time of the arrest.
After the suspect was treated for his gunshot wounds, he was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. The suspect was being held at the jail on a $185K bail amount.
For more information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Man Shot by Butler Officer Charged with Pointing Shotgun at Police.”