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NJ Man Dies After Early Morning Shootout With Police

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Police involved shooting graphic. (Photo: CBS)

Police involved shooting graphic. (Photo: CBS)

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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.

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