City Police Fatally Shoot New Brunswick Man

NEW BRUNSWICK — Authorities are investigating the death of a New Brunswick man who was fatally shot by city police during an incident just after midnight, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.

Barry E. Deloatch, 47, was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick at 12:37 a.m. An autopsy was being performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office, but the results were not immediately available.

In accordance with use-of-force guidelines established by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, New Brunswick police immediately notified the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, which in turn notified the Attorney General’s Office, following the shooting.

The investigation, which is being conducted by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, has preliminarily determined that two New Brunswick police officers encountered Deloatch at 12:12 a.m. today. The encounter resulted in a foot pursuit that ended in an alley where the shooting occurred.

No further details have been officially released.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Investigator Jeffrey Temple of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-732-745-3373.

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1 comment for “City Police Fatally Shoot New Brunswick Man

  1. Vagabond
    September 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    So let me get this straight.

    New Brunswick hires a dozen or so rookies, with previous law enforcement experience.

    Mysteriously, a month or so later, they chase a 47-year-old man on foot and corner him in an alleyway.

    Family members of the victim are saying he was un-armed.

    And then, he’s gunned down?

    And then, prosecutors are saying they will not release any information pertaining to the shooting? Let me guess. It’s for the sake of not compromising the investigation?

    At this point, I have a few ideas about what should be done. But you’re the news. You’re about fair and balanced reporting. What are your ideas?

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