An NJ State Police trooper recently used his weapon to shoot a domestic violence assault suspect in Jefferson Township, New Jersey.
The police shooting incident happened at the suspect’s home in Jefferson Township. The dangerous situation was sparked by an investigation into domestic violence assault. Earlier that night, a New Jersey State trooper was patrolling Interstate 80 when the assault victim approached his vehicle and told the trooper that her boyfriend had violently attacked her. According to authorities, the suspect used his fist to hit the victim while both of them were in a motor vehicle and driving on the highway. He then reportedly tossed the victim out of the car.
The suspect was identified as a 35-year-old man who lives on Brady Road in Jefferson Township, NJ. Police went to the suspect’s home and tried to talk to him, but he allegedly refused to come outside of his residence.
When officers entered the suspect’s home, he allegedly moved toward them in an aggressive manner. One of the NJ State troopers responded by firing his revolver and shooting the suspect.
Afterwards, the suspect was transported to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown for medical treatment.
The suspect has been charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest.
It is also possible that the suspect will be subject to a restraining order because he and the domestic violence assault victim were reportedly dating.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Shot by Trooper in North Jersey After Domestic Violence Report.”