Police Officers in South Jersey Shoot, Kill Man During Traffic Stop

NBC Philadelphia – by Dan Stamm and David Chang

A traffic stop turned deadly overnight in South Jersey.

Police officers in Bridgeton, New Jersey opened fire on a passenger of a Jaguar after pulling the vehicle over at South Avenue and Henry Street around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The suspect died after being rushed to the hospital.  

It wasn’t immediately clear if the suspect was armed. Police did recover a handgun from the scene.

The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody for questioning.

Investigators revealed few details about what led to the shooting as New Jersey State Police continued to investigate through the early morning hours of Wednesday including marking various shell casings.

A bullet hole was also visible in the windshield of the vehicle.

The Cumberland County Prosecutors Office will also look into the deadly incident.

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