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Release* ††† ††††††Date: January 14, 2009††††† †††††††† †††††††††††††††† ††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
††††††††††††††††††† ††† †Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *Press Release* ††† ††††††Date: January 14, 2009††††† ††††††††
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†††††††† The purpose of this press release is to provide information regarding the shooting of Jacob Olson (D.O.B. 2/28/1985, Ewing, N.J.) by the South Brunswick Police on January 12, 2009.
†††††††† An initial
investigation has revealed the following preliminary information about this
shooting.† On January 12, 2009, at
approximately 11:14 p.m., a uniformed
†††††††† Both vehicles came to rest at the intersection of Route 1 North and Route 522, with the police car in front of the Jeep.† The driver of the Jeep, Jacob Olson, and the officer exited their respective vehicles.† Olson who was armed with a knife in his hand came after the officer.† The officer retreated, drew his gun and ordered Olson to drop his weapon.† Shortly thereafter another uniformed officer arrived at the scene in a marked car.† Olson then advanced toward both officers while still armed with a knife.† The officers retreated while continually ordering Olson to drop his knife.† Olson did not heed these commands while moving in the direction of the officers.† As Olson continued to advance in their direction with knife in hand, both officers fired their .40 caliber service handguns at him striking him multiple times.
†††††††† Olson was
transported by ambulance to
†††††††† A videotape from the police car as well as all other evidence are being reviewed to further this investigation.
†††††††† Pursuant to protocol the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General has been notified of this shooting.
†††††††† Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office Investigator James Mullin at (732) 745- 4328.
Any questions about this press release should be directed to
Assistant Prosecutor Nicholas F. Sewitch at (732) 331-3389.