Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that the man who stabbed two people, one of whom died from her wounds, and was shot outside his Avenel home last evening, armed with what appeared to be a gun, died from those wounds.
Rodney Jencsik, 50, a resident of a trailer home park on Freddie Avenue in Avenel, was shot at approximately 7:30 p.m. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead at about 8:30 p.m.
The shooting ended a standoff, which began at the man’s home at about 4 p.m., an hour after he apparently stabbed a man and a woman at a home on Englishtown Road in Old Bridge shortly before 3 p.m.
The woman, Dina Marie Heil, 46, of Parlin, was taken to Perth Amboy Regional Hospital, Old Bridge Division, where she was pronounced dead at 4:35 p.m. The man, whose name is being withheld, is being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for stab wounds suffered in the attack.
Following a call at 2:35 p.m., the Old Bridge police arrived at the home on Englishtown Road and posted an alert for the suspect, who later was seen in Woodbridge driving a Jaguar. Woodbridge police attempted to stop Jencsik, who fled.
Police followed the suspect to the Freddie Avenue home, where members of the Woodbridge Police Department and later the its Special Operations Team surrounded the home and attempted to convince the man to surrender.
When Jencsik eventually emerged in the doorway of the house, he was brandishing what appeared to be a gun and was shot by police.
An investigation of the shooting is being conducted by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General has been notified of the shooting in accordance with use of force guidelines.
An investigation into the details surrounding the stabbings also is active and is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3300.
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