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VINELAND, NJ. (THECOUNT) – Bridgeton, New Jersey man, Rashaun Washington, has been identified as the man shot and killed in Vineland in a police-involved incident.
Prosecutors say they are investigating the fatal shooting of Washington, 37, by New Jersey police officers late Saturday morning at a residence located on West Wood Street, Vineland, NJ.
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NJ authorities with only describe the fatal incident as an “encounter,” with the victim that lasted, “several minutes.”
The Cumberland County prosecutor’s office says Vineland police officers were dispatched shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday after a report of an unknown man acting suspiciously on the front porch of a home on West Wood Street. Prosecutors say an encounter between the officers and the subject lasted for several minutes and ended with the person shot and killed. Officials later identified the man as 37-year-old Rashaun Washington of Bridgeton, New Jersey. source
It is unclear if Washington was pronounced dead at the scene or if he was transported to an area hospital where he later died.
County prosecutors say the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on the deadly incident is urged to contact police at 911.
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