Police officer killed in Lakewood, N.J. shooting

Patrolman Christopher Matlosz was shot and killed in the line of duty on January 14, 2011.

January 14, 2011 5:39:34 PM PST
A source tells Action News that a police officer has been killed after a shooting late Friday afternoon in Lakewood, New Jersey.

The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. in a townhouse community at August Drive and Brookfield Drive

Authorities say officers encountered a man at that location and shots were fired.

State police say one person is being questioned at this hour.

A heavy police presence is on location, including police helicopters, officers from surrounding jurisdictions and the New Jersey State Police.

A $15,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information.

Lakewood is a community of 60,000 in northern Ocean County.

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