AG’s Office investigates police-involved Secaucus shooting fatality

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The NJ Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday evening, Dec. 1 in Secaucus.

According to a press release from the AG’s office, former Secaucus resident Anthony Rosso, 68, was allegedly armed with a handgun and died during the incident after he was shot.

Officers of the Secaucus Police Department responded to a residence in the 300 block of Sea Isle Key in the Harmon Cove development after receiving a 911 call at approximately 5:41 p.m. reporting a domestic incident with a shot fired.

Upon arrival, the officers encountered Rosso, who was outside the residence and was allegedly armed with a handgun.

During the incident, Rosso allegedly fired his gun, and multiple police officers fired their weapons.

Rosso was fatally wounded, and the origin of the fatal shot is under investigation.

Emergency medical personnel responded, and Rosso was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:14 p.m., and no one else was injured.

Members of the Hudson County Regional SWAT Team also responded, arriving at the scene after the officer-involved gunfire.

The investigation by the Shooting Response Task Force, which is part of the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability.

The investigation is being conducted according to a law enacted in January 2019, Senate Bill 1036, which requires that the Attorney General’s Office conduct investigations of a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody.