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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