Man shot by police in Ventnor, New Jersey identified

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Man killed in Ventnor police shooting identified

VENTNOR, New Jersey (WPVI) -- The New Jersey Attorney General's Office has identified the man shot by police last week in Ventnor.

Amir Johnson, 30, of Wilkes Barre, Pa., was allegedly walking back and forth out of a marshy area near Wellington and West End avenues with a glass bottle in his hands when he was fatally shot on August 6.

Officials said when Johnson refused to comply with responding officers' commands to drop the glass bottle and instead advanced toward the police, multiple officers opened fire fatally wounding him.

Johnson was taken by ambulance to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.

The investigation by the attorney general's office is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.