Domestic Violence Shooting in Jefferson Twp. NJ
Arrested, Charged with Domestic Violence in Jefferson NJ Court
A New Jersey State Police trooper shot a man suspected of domestic violence in Jefferson Township, NJ.
The police shooting occurred at the suspect’s Jefferson Township residence. An NJ State trooper was on patrol on I-80 when the victim approached the officer’s vehicle and said that her boyfriend, a 35-year-old Jefferson man, had violently assaulted her. According to officials, the suspect struck the victim while both of them were in a car on the highway. He then allegedly threw her out of the vehicle.
Police went to the suspect’s home on Brady Road in Jefferson, NJ to investigate. That’s where police officers encountered the suspect, who allegedly refused to exit his house.
When troopers entered the residence, the suspect allegedly charged at them “aggressively.” This prompted one of the troopers to shoot the suspect.
After being shot by the police officer, the suspect was taken to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ so that he could receive medical care.
The suspect now faces several criminal charges, including charges for aggravated assault and resisting arrest. Aggravated assault can be graded as a second degree, third degree, or fourth degree felony charge depending on the circumstances of the alleged assault. In addition, because it is a violent crime, the defendant must serve 85% of the prison sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
Additionally, the suspect could be subject to a restraining order with respect to the alleged victim because they were reportedly in a dating relationship.
Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest Charges in Jefferson Township NJ
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Shot by Trooper in North Jersey After Domestic Violence Report.”