Prosecutors ID man shot, killed by police following pursuit
MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by police who were pursuing him after another shooting that left a man dead and a woman critically injured.
Cumberland County prosecutors said Monday that 55-year-old Jose Pietri, who last known address was in Pennsville, was killed in Saturday’s shooting in Millville. No officers were injured.
Pietri was being pursued by two Winslow officers and one from Millville following the double shooting that occurred earlier Saturday in Winslow. Pietri’s two children — ages 2 and 3 — were also reported missing at the time, but were found safe later that day in Salem County.
Citing the ongoing investigation, authorities declined to provide further details about either shooting or say how the children ended up in Salem County.