MANTUA TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) – A man was killed early Tuesday morning in a police-involved shooting in Mantua Township, the New Jersey Attorney General’s office said in a statement. He was transported to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital and was pronounced dead at the scene. 02:49
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Two police officers in Mantua Township arrived at a house on the 200-block Elm Avenue in response to a call from 911 p.m. 1:35
During a meeting outside the house, a police officer fired his service weapon and shot the man, police said. A .45-caliber pistol was found near the man, who was later determined to be the occupant of the house.
Some neighbors told Eyewitness News details about the man killed. He was something new in the area, leaving a dog.
“He took over his grandparents’ house, he got it all sorted out,” one person said.
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His identity is not currently released, according to the announcement.
About a dozen shell casings were scattered on the road.
It was a scary sight for residents to say that such a thing does not happen in this neighborhood.
“This is such a quiet neighborhood, and you never see or hear anything of that nature,” Barbara Crocker told CBS3.
The shooting took place just half a mile from the Mantua police department and a few blocks from an elementary school.
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Authorities say there is no threat to society from this incident.