NJ man in fatal Edison police shooting had ax, state says
EDISON — Authorities have identified a New Jersey man killed by police in a fatal shooting last week and said that he was found with an ax.
Merrill Rambarose, 49, was shot and killed by police, according to the state Attorney General's Office. Police recovered a short-handled ax near Rambarose's body.
Edison police responded to a call from the Margate apartments on Judson Street at around 3:45 on April 12, the state said. The reason for the call is not publicly known.
Two Edison cops fired their weapons in the incident. They have been identified as Officer Daniel Bradley and Officer Joseph Elqumos.
Police and emergency responders rendered first aid to no avail. Rambarose was pronounced dead at 4:41 p.m.
Authorities have not released any information about what prompted the shooting. The Attorney General's Office is required to investigate any death involving law enforcement.
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