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N.J. Sgt. Fatally Shot After Firing Subgun at Officers

March 28, 2011  | 

A troubled Piscataway (N.J.) Police sergeant who barricaded himself inside his home was fatally shot after he fired at officers from his porch with a submachine gun.

Sgt. David Powell, a 22-year veteran of the force, had earlier been called to the station after a report that he violated a restraining order. He was recently divorced from his second wife.

Sgt. Powell exchanged several calls with officers at the station on Sunday afternoon. At 6:48 p.m., he exited the house, stepped onto the porch, and fired multiple shots from a 9mm submachine gun. Officers fired back, reports the Star-Ledger.

Read the full story at NJ.com.

Tags: Friendly Fire, Suicide by Cop, Officer Involved Shootings


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