Death of man shot by police officer in Asbury Park under investigation

State authorities are investigating the death of a man shot by a police officer after a standoff in New Jersey.

The New Jersey attorney general's office says Asbury Park officers were called to a two-family residence shortly after 9 p.m. Friday due to a domestic dispute and found a man armed with a knife barricaded in an apartment.

A stun device proved ineffective, and authorities say an Asbury Park officer shot the 39-year-old man shorty after 10 p.m. Friday. He died about 20 minutes later at a hospital.

The attorney general's office is required to probe deaths stemming from encounters with law enforcement.


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