MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Attorney General's Office has identified the victim of a fatal shooting in Morris Township as 24-year-old Timothy O'Shea. 

In a press release, the Attorney General's Office stated that "a 911 call was received at approximately 4:14 p.m. [on Tue., July 14] reporting a domestic disturbance. The caller reported that a person at the home had cut himself and had a gun." 

Uniformed officers from Morris Township, Morris Plains and Morristown responded to the residence where O'Shea lived. When officers arrived, they took the 911 caller to safety, said authorities. Two minutes later, police encountered O'Shea who has bleeding and holding a gun, they said. The Attorney General's Office reported that the police determined the gun in O'Shea's hand to be a replica Beretta 9mm airsoft pistol.

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During the encounter, one officer fired his weapon, striking O'Shea, stated the Attorney General's Office. According to the release, officers rendered medical aid until EMS arrived and transported him to Morristown Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased, they said.

 

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