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State trooper shoots, kills man at NJ Turnpike rest stop in Cranbury: Police

Posted at 3:55 PM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 15:56:17-04

CRANBURY, N.J. — New Jersey State Police say one of their troopers shot and killed someone at a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop Thursday afternoon.

The shooting happened just before 3 p.m., in the parking lot of the Molly Pitcher Service Area in Cranbury, police said.

It was not immediately clear why the trooper fired their weapon.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police closed the rest stop as they investigate the shooting.

The New Jersey state attorney general's office is handling the investigation.

No other injuries have been reported.

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