†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††† 25 Kirkpatrick Street, 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901 (732) 745-3300


††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: February 1, 2012







Investigation in New Brunswick shooting follows strict guidelines


††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office continued today to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a man in New Brunswick.


††††††††† Investigators from the Middlesex County Prosecutorís 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 January 31, 2012.


The Middlesex County Prosecutorís 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.


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.


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 is listed in critical but stable condition.


The investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office is continuing.


Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732)745-4471, or Investigator Rodney Blount of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-6249.