AG: Armed man killed after shootout with police in Ventnor

Authorities in Ventnor, New Jersey are continuing their investigation into a police involved shooting that left a 49-year-old man dead Tuesday evening.

Officers responded to a home on the 700 block of North Burghley Avenue for a call of a domestic incident, after investigators say 49-year-old John Fetter threatened his father with a shotgun.

An altercation ensued, and police say Fetter's father grabbed the shotgun, and the two men wrestled over it.

When officers arrived on scene around 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, they heard shots fired from inside the home. Officers established a perimeter and as SWAT teams arrived, shots were fired from inside the residence and struck a home across the street.

A standoff ensued, and police were unable to get Fetter to surrender peacefully, and around 7:38 p.m., police say fetter stepped onto the porch and pointed a handgun at members of the SWAT team.

Investigators say a single shot was head, and SWAT fired several shots at Fetter, striking and killing him.

A .22 caliber-handgun was found at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by the Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team.

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