GRAND JURY: NOTHING WRONG IN FATAL SHOOTING

A state grand jury today voted to take no action in connection with the death of Donald Hoffman, 27, of Hammonton, who was fatally shot by a member of the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team during an armed standoff on April 26.

The shooting was investigated by the Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team, made up of representatives from the Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey State Police Major Crime Unit.  The state grand jury heard evidence developed through the team’s investigation.

The investigation revealed that Hoffman was fatally shot by a member of the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team after Hoffman pointed a handgun at the officer and refused to obey the officer’s repeated commands to drop the weapon.  The shooting happened shortly after 4 a.m. on April 26 in the residence on 13th Street in Hammonton where Hoffman lived with his mother.  The shooting followed a 12-hour standoff at the home.

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