PATERSON — The Attorney General’s Office is investigating the fatal police shooting of a 42-year-old Morris County man who refused to put down his weapon on Thursday.

State officials said Friday that city police responded about 4:09 p.m. to a 911 call about a man with a gun on Carroll Street.

Police found Pequannock resident Luan Agolli armed with a handgun pacing the intersection with Harrison Street.

Police said Agolli  ignored repeated commands to drop the weapon.

Graphic video of the incident posted on YouTube and Twitter from different angles picks up with cops with their weapons drawn, some standing behind cars parked along the street. The man is seen pacing across the residential intersection.

"I'm Officer Stevens. Put your weapon down," an officer says to him.

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The man is seen raising his arms while pointing the gun. Police fire at least 10 shots at him. He falls onto the sidewalk and drops the gun.

A law enacted in January 2019 requires that the Attorney General’s Office investigate deaths that occur during encounters with law enforcement officers.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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