NJ Man Dies After Early Morning Shootout With Police

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A New Jersey man was shot dead after a standoff with police at his parent’s residence early Saturday morning.

At 1:30 a.m., two Washington Township patrolmen arrived at 568 Jackson Road  for a disturbance call. When the officers arrived at the scene, police said 48-year-old Robert Ellis of Ridgewood, N.J. opened fire in their direction.

The police returned fire resulting in the man’s death,  according to a release from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. Ellis was pronounced dead at the scene around 2 a.m.

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said three officers were involved in the incident but none were injured.

There are no criminal charges filed at this time, and an investigation is being conducted with the Attorney General Directives.

  • danny

    derp and narf

    • Kevin

      Three cops one perp. How many shots did they fire remember accuracy counts

  • Boo Hoo

    @ G Man, or G Dawg

    Only when its a savage.

  • Boo Hoo

    Police 1, Savage 0

  • G Vincent

    What did police do to provike this person? Until this is known, how do you know police did the right thing. I guess people just like a good killing!

    • Carolyn R

      Thats the best you can do? I lived on that street for 40yrs. I know the family. It had nothing to do with the police. Ignorance!

      • ray M

        Carolyn, I knew a guy with the same name as the man shot. Was he a black man , tall and married? The rob I knew sold cars and was light skin. I am a old friend who lost touch

  • Marina Ios

    they should eliminate all these disgusting deranged so called people, too many, too much
    good job officers
    pls stop by queens ny when you got a chance

  • lyle

    I think the “excellent” was referring to the outcome…

  • wendyc122

    Excellent??? What is excellent about somebody shooting at police in a suburban neighborhood?

  • herb

    Good job, New Jersey’s finest. Keep safe…. Thank you

  • jimbo


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