Attorney General’s Office Identifies Man In Shooting Death

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ASBURY PARK – The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has released the name of the man shot and killed by a police officer in Asbury Park Tuesday night.

James Manzo, 27, of 305 7th Ave., was shot around 10:19 p.m. at the boarding house where he lived. Asbury Park Police responded to the address after receiving reports that Manzo was acting erratically.

“Upon arrival, Asbury Park officers entered the building and attempted to talk to Manzo at his doorway. After a time, Manzo attempted to shut his door on the officers, but he then emerged armed with a pair of scissors. During the encounter, one officer fired at Manzo, fatally wounding him,” a Wednesday evening press release from the attorney general’s office said.

Manzo was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center and pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m.

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State law requires the attorney general’s office to investigate deaths that occur “during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody,” the press release said.

The officer’s identify has not been revealed.