†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††† 25 Kirkpatrick Street, 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901 (732) 745-3300

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: September 22, 2011

 

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Fatal shooting under investigation

 

††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in which a city man was killed during an incident this morning with police.

 

††††††††† Barry E. Deloatch (DOB 1/9/64) of New Brunswick was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick at 12:37 a.m.

 

††††††††† An autopsy was being performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office, but the results were not immediately available.

 

††††††††† In accordance with use-of-force guidelines established by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, New Brunswick police immediately notified the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office, which in turn notified the Attorney Generalís Office, following the shooting.

 

††††††††† The investigation, which is being conducted by the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office, has preliminarily determined that two New Brunswick police officers encountered Mr. Deloatch at 12:12 a.m. today.

 

The encounter resulted in a foot pursuit that ended in an alley where the shooting occurred.

 

Further details of the incident are under investigation, but additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Jeffrey Temple of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3373.