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Armed man dead after confrontation with police in New Jersey

New Jersey attorney general investigating incident

HARDWICK, N.J. - New Jersey's Attorney General is investigating a police involved shooting in Warren County.

It happened Friday night in Hardwick Township, New Jersey, near Interstate 80.

Authorities say 47-year-old Todd Gregory of Coram, New York, died after suffering a gunshot wound.

According to police in Suffolk County, New York, Gregory was wanted for shooting at a group of neighbors.

Suffolk Police say Gregory was in a white 2006 GMC pickup truck when he fired a rifle at a small group of people around 6:40 p.m. Friday.

Police say the bullet went through the rear window of a vehicle causing a 15-year-old boy to suffer minor injuries from debris.

Police say they believed Gregory was possibly suicidal and may have been fleeing the state.

Detectives notified Nassau County Police, New York City Police, New York State Troopers, New Jersey State Police and Pennsylvania State Police of the vehicle description, possible destination, that Gregory was armed and dangerous and possibly suicidal. 

New Jersey State Police located the pickup truck traveling westbound on Route 80, heading towards the Pennsylvania border, at approximately 10 p.m.

The truck was later found in Hardwick Township.

Officials say as troopers approached, a gunshot was heard within the vehicle, and a trooper fired multiple rounds into the vehicle at about 11:35 p.m. Friday.

Authorities said Gregory was found in the vehicle dead of a gunshot wound. Two rifles were recovered.

The incident remains under investigation.


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