Police shooting that turned fatal 10 years later was justified, prosecutor says

BRIDGETON — A gunshot to a man’s shoulder that led to his death while in prison 10 years later has prompted the prosecutor’s office to take another look at the more-than-a-decade-old police shooting. 

And the results were the same, the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday. 

First Assistant Cumberland County Prosecutor Harold B. Shapiro said in a statement that the Bridgeton police officer who shot Hector Rodriguez in the shoulder during the early morning hours of May 8, 2005 was justified. 

On the day of the shooting, Rodriguez, who was a suspect in a stabbing murder, was accused of striking an officer with a ceramic …read more

Source: NJ.com Cumberland

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