FARMINGDALE – An investigation into a shooting involving a 38-year Farmingdale man and a member of the Howell Township police is continuing by members of the Attorney General’s Response Task Force is The Farmingdale man, Charles Tsakiris, of 59 Walnut St. was fatally wounded and according to the preliminary investigation, the shooting occurred 11:43 p.m. at the Walnut Street residence.
Members of the Howell Police responded to the location as the result of a 911 call.
Upon arrival, one officer approached the front door of the residence and Tsakiris opened the door holding a bladed object.
Tsakiris refused commands given by the officers, one of whom fired at Tsakiris, killing him. Tsakiris was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation which is being conducted pursuant to a law enacted in January, Senate Bill 1036, requires that the Attorney General’s Office conduct investigations of a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a police officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the suspect is in custody.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.
Another incident at the same residence is also being investigated. Teresa Oshel, 40, who also lived at the residence was found dead in the home’s bathroom.
a third individual Jeffrey Tsakiris, 36, was taken to the hospital and was treated for injuries.