Man fatally shot by police in Winslow Township after domestic disturbance

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Monday, January 26, 2015

WINSLOW TWP., N.J. (WPVI) -- Officials say a man was fatally shot by a police officer responding to a domestic disturbance in Winslow Township, New Jersey.

It happened around 10:20 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of New Brooklyn Road.

Police say they received a report of a woman being held at gunpoint by a relative.

As the officer arrived, a woman approached him, trying to get inside the vehicle while screaming about a man with a gun.

That's when police say 59-year-old William Campbell approached the vehicle and pointed a gun at the officer.

The officer fired one shot striking Campbell and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they recovered Campbell's gun at the scene.

The officer, who was not harmed, is an 18 year veteran of the department. He has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.