PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities are investigating the shooting death of a New York City man in a New Jersey apartment by a law enforcement officer.
Malik Canty, 36, was shot at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in a Paterson apartment, the New Jersey attorney general’s office said.
Members of the federal marshals' New York/New Jersey regional fugitive task force were trying to arrest Canty on a warrant out of New York City for criminally negligent homicide, authorities said.
Canty was pronounced dead at the scene and a loaded 9mm handgun was recovered near his body, the attorney general’s office said. A spokesman said a law enforcement officer shot the fugitive but declined to be more specific.
Under state law, the attorney general's office is required to investigate deaths during encounters with law enforcement officers.