NJ AG Investigating Fatal Officer-involved Shooting in Buena Vista
UPDATE: The man shot and killed by police has been identified as 41-year-old Roy K. Jackel, Jr., 41, of Cape May Court House. Our original report continues below.
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is now conducting an investigation into the fatal officer-involved shooting Monday afternoon in Buena Vista Township.
The incident happened just before 3PM Monday and one man, a civilian, was fatally shot by an officer.
"...officers of the Franklin Township Police Department, Gloucester County, responded as mutual aid to a motor vehicle accident at Cumberland Road and Tuckahoe Road in Buena Vista. After a Franklin Township police officer left his police vehicle, one of the drivers involved in the accident entered that police vehicle and drove away."
The civilian driver stopped the police vehicle on East Oak Road in Buena Vista. Police say, "During an encounter at that location, a Franklin Township police officer fired his service weapon, fatally wounding the male civilian."
A witness told WPVI-TV, "They were doing CPR a long time, a very long time. They worked hard on this man very hard, and then I saw them put the sheet out. It was sad."
The investigation is being conducted pursuant to a law enacted in January, 2019, which requires that the Attorney General’s Office conduct investigations of a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement.
No further information is being released at this time.