BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, with the Bridgewater Township Police Department and Somerville Police Department are investigating the shooting death of a man in Bridgewater Saturday night.
According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, at about 11:53 p.m. Saturday, Bridgewater Township Police responded to a 911 call of an individual suffering from a gunshot wound and traveling on North Bridge Street toward Route 22. Somerville police, along with Bridgewater police, found the vehicle on Route 22 east, and saw an adult male victim who was suffering from a single gunshot wound.
Officers, Robertson said, immediately began lifesaving measures while waiting for emergency medical personnel. The victim was taken to an area trauma center, where he was pronounced dead.
Bridgewater officers that responded found that the shooting had happened near a residence on Bayberry Road and Foothill Road. Officers responded there and found many people leaving from a home on Bayberry Road, with other occupants inside.
Somerset County Law Enforcement Officers from several municipalities and New Jersey State Police Troopers from the Somerville Barracks responded to the scene, Robertson said, and set up a tactical perimeter, also initiating a shelter in place for local residents. The Somerset County SWAT Team was activated, and they, along with county crisis negotiators, made contact with five people inside the home, who exited without incident.
Robertson said Bridgewater Police detectives, along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit are actively conducting the homicide investigation.
Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 908-722-4111, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or via the STOPit app. People can also call the Crime Stoppers' Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS.
All anonymous tips will be kept confidential.