South River Man Shot During Police Confrontation Dies

SOUTH RIVER — A 51-year-old South River man who allegedly threatened three people and confronted officers with a knife on Saturday morning died Saturday afternoon after being shot by an officer, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan.

Kevin F. McGlyn, a resident of the Village Green apartment complex in South River, was pronounced dead at 4:42 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center.

The Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office is scheduled to perform an autopsy today to determine the cause of death.

Immediately following the shooting, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office took full control of an investigation and notified the state Office of the Attorney General, in accordance with state guidelines.

McGlyn was shot by one of two borough police officers on Feb. 23, after he confronted them with the knife in a parking lot at the apartment complex, according to the prosecutor’s office.

The officers, whose identities were not released, were not injured.

Police officers had been dispatched to the apartment complex after residents called to report that a man, later identified as McGlyn, had allegedly threatened two men in the parking lot.

During the investigation, McGlyn was charged with three counts of terroristic threats and two weapons offenses.

Two counts charge that McGlyn threatened the two men with the knife. The third count charged McGlyn had threatened a woman in a separate, earlier incident.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on any of the incidents to contact Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-732-745-4471.

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