NEW BRUNSWICK — The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the police-involved shooting of a man in New Brunswick, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Wednesday evening.
Investigators from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office immediately took control of the scene of the shooting, independently interviewed witnesses, gathered evidence, and continued canvassing the neighborhood after the man was wounded at 6:14 p.m. on Jan. 31.
Two New Brunswick police officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, which is a standard procedure in the New Brunswick Police Department. Their names are being withheld at this time.
The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office also immediately notified the state Office of the Attorney General, in accordance with state guidelines governing the reporting and investigation of shooting incidents involving police officers.
New Brunswick police preliminarily reported that the two officers were on routine patrol at Remsen Avenue and Seaman Street when the man fired a gun.
The officers then fired shots and wounded the man, who was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was listed in critical but stable condition yesterday.
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