An investigation is underway after a police officer shot and killed a man outside his home in Mantua Township, New Jersey.
Two Mantua Township Police officers arrived at a home on Elm Avenue around 1:35 a.m. Tuesday in response to a 911 call. During an encounter with a man outside the home, one of the officers fired his weapon, shooting the man at least once, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.
NBC10 obtained a neighbor's ring camera in which the sounds of several gunshots can be heard when police opened fire.
Investigators said they then recovered a .45-caliber handgun near the man, who was a resident of the home. They did not reveal whether or not that gun was fired.
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The officers rendered first aid on the man. He was taken to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:49 a.m. He has not yet been identified.
Grace Vulpio, a neighbor, told NBC10 the man was a military veteran who was well-liked in the neighborhood.
"He was a nice guy," she said. "He just moved in. Just got a new dog so that's how we kind of talked because the dogs were together."
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Investigators have not revealed any additional details regarding why the officers were called to the home or what led to the shooting. They continue to investigate.