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Attorney general: NY man killed by NJ police after chase

April 27, 2020 GMT

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — A New York man was shot and killed by police officers in northern New Jersey following a pursuit through several communities authorities said.

Bradley G. Pullman, 48, of Beacon, N.Y., was shot shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the interchange of Routes 80, 23 and 46 in Wayne, according to the New Jersey attorney general’s Office.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Mountain Lakes police tried to stop a sedan that had performed an illegal U-turn, but the car didn’t stop and a pursuit ensued through multiple municipalities, authorities said.

Fairfield and Wayne police assisted in the pursuit, which ended in Wayne “when multiple police officers fired at the suspect, fatally wounding him,” authorities said. A .380-caliber pistol was recovered from the vehicle of the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene police said.

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State law requires the attorney general’s office to investigate deaths during encounters with law enforcement officers.

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