The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has released three 911 calls, video from four cameras inflicted on the body, video from a Taser camera and police radio communications related to a fatal shooting involving police that took place Jan. 9 in Hillsboro.
The deceased was identified as 19-year-old Joshua Mathis of Hillsboro.
The investigation into the fatal shooting continues in the Office of Integrity and Accountability (OPIA). The recordings are published in response to OPRA’s request and in accordance with policies set by the Attorney General’s Office in 2019, which are designed to promote a fair, impartial and transparent investigation into fatal clashes with police, according to information provided by the Attorney General’s Office. February 28.
Investigators met with the Matisse family on Feb. 28 to review the records, the statement said.
According to a preliminary investigation, at approximately 6:12 p.m. on Jan. 9, Hillsborough Police Department responded to Corporal Langan Way after three 911 calls. Two of the 911 calls were made by Matisse.
When the officers arrived, they met Matisse in the apartment with a knife. During the meeting, Mathis also took out of his belt an imitation of a pistol that he threw on the floor, the statement said.
At about 6:26 p.m., Mathis approached the officers with a raised knife. According to the statement, Officer Christopher Michaels deployed his stun gun on Mathis and then fired from a combat weapon, fatally wounding Mathis.
Police and paramedics provided first aid, and Metis was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:51 p.m., the report said.
The investigation is ongoing, more information is not yet reported.