Detectives are investigating the death of a man who was shot on East State Street Monday night, officials said.
Police officers, firefighters, and EMS were sent to the 1100 block of East State Street, near North Olden Avenue, at about 10:15 p.m. and found a man shot multiple times, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
The man was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later at a city hospital, officials said.
The victim was not immediately identified, and police said Tuesday no arrests had been made in the investigation.
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Task Force is leading the investigation.
Brandon Cox, 23, of the Somerset section of Franklin Township, has been charged with kidnapping, attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault; armed robbery; endangering the welfare of a child; and related charges in the alleged attack of the woman on Harper Avenue in Highland Park.
Cox was arrested last week on an unrelated matter and later charged in the attack.
At around 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, Cox allegedly approached the 36-year-old woman, who was walking with her child, with a weapon and then “forced her into the basement of a nearby apartment building, sexually assaulted her and repeatedly punched her before fleeing.”
Authorities responded to the scene after a resident of Harper Avenue called police “after the victim ran to the neighbor’s home following the attack.”
The woman was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where she had been listed in stable condition.
A police officer who killed a burglar was justified in using deadly force because the man who was shot struck the officer with a getaway car, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said Tuesday.
The officer, who authorities have refused to identify, fired 13 times at Miguel Reyes, 20. Reyes was one of a group of four men trying to break into a T-Mobile store on Route 4 on Oct. 8, 2014. Reyes was shot three times.
Grewal said the officer “clearly used justifiable force for the protection of himself/herself” as outlined in state law and guidelines from the New Jersey Attorney General.
“The deliberate actions that Mr. Reyes took while behind the wheel of the Kia clearly evince his intent,” Grewal said. “Mr. Reyes ignored Officer 1’s commands to stop. Instead, he backed up the Kia, then accelerated and drove at Officer 1.”
On Jan. 11, Elie Honig, director of the state’s Division of Criminal Justice, concurred with the prosecutor’s decision that deadly force was justified,