AG Probing Shooting At NJ Turnpike Service Center

Just after 10:00 Tuesday morning the New Jersey Department of Transportation alerted motorists that the Clara Barton Service Station in Carneys Point was closed due to police activity.

First State Update, the only news organization to cover the story, first told you that businesses in the area were told that there was a “hostage situation” in a vehicle at the location. The businesses were also told to shelter in place according to sources familiar with the incident.

Although the incident kept the service center closed for much of the day police did not release a statement regarding the incident.

FSU learned later in the day that the incident involved US Marshals and New Jersey State Police. We’re told that the Marshals’ Service stopped a homicide suspect at the service center and the subject reportedly threatened to kill himself.

Later reports indicated that the subject was transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital in Delaware.

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office released a statement regarding the incident.

“The Attorney General’s Office is reviewing the circumstances of the shooting of one male civilian today at approximately 1:45 p.m. in the presence of law enforcement at the New Jersey Turnpike’s Clara Barton Service Area in Pedricktown, Salem County, New Jersey.

The incident involved members of the New Jersey State Police and the United States Marshals Service.

This review is being conducted by the Integrity Bureau within the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity and Accountability, pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4.

The review is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.”