PRINCETON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 1:15 p.m. a serious accident occurred in the 600 Block of Princeton-Kingston Road Rt 27 between Riverside Drive and Carnegie Drive. There were reported serious injuries and the road is currently closed for an accident investigation. Please check back later the story will be updated once official information becomes available.
EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER) – The driver of a sport utility vehicle reportedly suffered only minor injuries when the vehicle flipped onto its roof after veering off Ewingville Road into a utility pole directly in front of the parking lot of Antheil Elementary School Sunday morning (Nov. 7, 2021). The accident, reportedly shortly before 9:45 a.m., was initially said to be in the area of Eggerts Crossing Road and Drift Avenue in Lawrence Township. Lawrence police, EMS and fire department units were dispatched but then were quickly recalled after the correct location – in the 300 block of Ewingville Road in Ewing – was determined. Ewing police, assisted by police from The College of New Jersey – closed Ewingville Road in both directions between Green Lane and Bakun Way. Ewing EMS and Capital Health System paramedics responded, but the paramedics’ services were not needed and they too were recalled. The driver was transported by Ewing EMS to a local hospital. The utility pole struck by the Honda CRV was split at its base and will need to be replaced.
Long Branch, NJ (MONMOUTH) – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal police shooting that occurred on November 6, 2021 in Long Branch, N.J. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries. The decedent’s identity is not being released at this time.
According to the preliminary investigation, members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office were attempting to execute a warrant in connection with a homicide investigation at 274 Chelsea Ave., Apartment 1, in Long Branch, New Jersey on the evening of November 5. As officers were executing the warrant an individual moved into a room of the apartment and shot one of the officers in the lower leg as they approached the room. At that point the officers repositioned outside the apartment and the individual barricaded himself inside.
Around 2:00 a.m. on November 6, a fire erupted in the apartment and the individual fled the building, discharging a firearm multiple times as he exited. Officers returned fire, hitting the individual, who was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The officer who was shot in the lower leg was transported to a local hospital and discharged later in the evening.
This investigation is being conducted pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4, which implements the statutory requirement that the Attorney General’s Office conduct the investigation of any death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody, and which establishes clear standards and procedures for conducting such investigations.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.