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New Jersey Trooper Fatally Shoots Armed Man In Cumberland County

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State investigators say a southern New Jersey man was fatally shot by a state trooper after he pulled out a concealed handgun and pointed it at troopers.

Thirty-three-year-old Willie Gibbons of Seabrook was shot in the abdomen and chest at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after being confronted by three troopers who responded to a domestic complaint in Bridgeton. Gibbons was flown to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he died early Thursday.

Gibbons’ former girlfriend had told police he was at her house waving a handgun. He drove off before troopers arrived, but was soon found walking along a nearby road.

No troopers were injured. The trooper who fired the fatal shots wasn’t identified.

The shooting will be reviewed by the state Attorney General’s Office, which is standard procedure.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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