Man shot dead by police in Secacus ‘domestic incident’
SECAUCUS — Police shot a man dead when responding to what authorities have described as as domestic incident Sunday night.
The state Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force is investigating the incident on Sea Isle Key in the Harmon Cove development in Secaucus, as it investigates all police-involved deaths under standard procedure.
The AG's office said late Monday a 911 call had been received at 5:41 p.m. "reporting a domestic incident with a shot fired." Responding police encountered Anthony Rosso, 68, who hand a handgun, it said.
"During the incident, Rosso fired his gun and multiple police officers fired their weapons. Rosso was fatally wounded," the attorney general's office said.
It said the origin of the fatal shot remains under investigation. Emergency medical personnel responded, and Rosso was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:14 p.m., the attorney general's office said.
No one else was hurt, it said.
Residents told Patch of Secaucus they heard as many as 20 shots fired during the incident.
Police issued a shelter in place for residents of Harmon Cove for a time during the incident.
The Hudson County SWAT team was called in when one of the individuals involved barricaded themselves into the condo, police told the Daily Voice Hudson.
This story has been updated to reflect a description of events by the attorney general's office.
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