A police officer was wounded and a man was killed during a struggle in New Jersey last week, authorities said.
A Deptford Township officer tried to stop a pedestrian shortly after 12:30 p.m. Friday and a chase began, the New Jersey attorney general’s office said Sunday.
State officials said a struggle ensued and both were hit by gunfire. Mitchell Negron Jr., 24, of Deptford was pronounced dead at the scene at about 1 p.m. Friday, officials said.
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The officer was taken to Cooper Medical Center in Camden and was in stable condition Sunday, officials said.
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The state attorney general’s office is required to investigate any death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in his or her official capacity or while the decedent is in custody, and all such investigations must then be presented to a grand jury that will decide whether charges are warranted.