An armed man fatally shot by police in Brick last night failed to comply with the officer’s orders to drop his weapon, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today.
Authorities continue to investigate the police-involved shooting that occurred in the Cherrywood Circle development off Lanes Mill Road in the northwestern section of Brick.
According to a release from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, the preliminary investigation indicates that police responded to 47 Cherrywood Circle shortly before 11:00 p.m. after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a male “who stated he was going to create a disturbance and immediately hung up.”
Upon arrival, township police officers were confronted by a white male that approached them from the house at 47 Cherrywood Circle with what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Al Della Fave said in the release.
“After the subject failed to comply with the officer’s orders to drop the weapon, they discharged their duty weapons striking the armed male several times, fatally injuring him,” Della Fave said.
Authorities did not release any additional information as of late this morning.
“Identities of all involved are pending family notifications and the investigation is continuing into the specific facts surrounding the event,” the spokesman said.
In accordance with the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General, all police involved shooting are handled solely by the respective county prosecutor’s office.
“The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department is assisting, and the investigation is moving forward with the full cooperation of the Brick Township Police Department,” Della Fave said.