A county prosecutor and a division of the state attorney general's office have ruled that Camden County, NJ, Police Officer David Stinsman was justified in fatally shooting Jose Fernandez in January 2017.
According to NJ.com, Officer Stinsman and other officers were responding to a report of an armed man who had attacked his wife when he encountered Fernandez, who was armed with a handgun.
Suddenly, Fernandez shot his wife—Elisvel Gomez—multiple times and Stinsman subsequently shot Fernandez.
Gomez suffered significant injuries, but survived.
Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said in his finding that the officer's account was undisputed and shows Fernandez was trying to kill Gomez. He was justified in using deadly force to protect the woman, the children in the apartment, and the other officers.