Police in New Jersey shot and killed a retired New York City police officer after he fled into the woods with a gun over the weekend, said authorities.
Paul Loriquet, spokesman for the state attorney general's office, said Sunday 57-year-old Patrick Fennell was shot and killed by an Ocean County SWAT team around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Little Egg Harbor man's wife called police and told them her husband was in the basement of their home, where Fennell had weapons, and she thought she heard gunfire, said Loriquet.
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Fennell fled into the woods and was seen holding a handgun as he left his home, said Loriquet. Authorities confronted Fennell and fired multiple shots, killing him, said Loriquet.
Investigators said a handgun was recovered at the scene.
The Attorney General's Shooting Response Team investigated the incident.