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Officials: Officer kills NYC man in New Jersey apartment

July 8, 2020 GMT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities are investigating the shooting death of a New York City man in a New Jersey apartment by a law enforcement officer.

Malik Canty, 36, was shot at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in a Paterson apartment, the New Jersey attorney general’s office said.

Members of the federal marshals’ New York/New Jersey regional fugitive task force were trying to arrest Canty on a warrant out of New York City for criminally negligent homicide, authorities said.

Canty was pronounced dead at the scene and a loaded 9mm handgun was recovered near his body, the attorney general’s office said. A spokesman said a law enforcement officer shot the fugitive but declined to be more specific.

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Under state law, the attorney general’s office is required to investigate deaths during encounters with law enforcement officers.