07/14/18 Officer Involved Shooting involving City of Vineland Police Department

UPDATE 7/15/18:  The decedent has been identified as:

Rashaun Washington, age 37
W. Industrial Blvd.
Bridgeton, NJ


7/14/18:  On 7/14/18 at approximately 11:22 am Vineland police officers were dispatched to a call for service reporting an unknown male acting suspiciously on the front porch of a residence located on W. Wood Street (between the Boulvelard and 4th Streets). An encounter between the officers and the subject lasted for several minutes ending with the subject being fatally shot. The subject has not been positively and definitively identified at this time.

The investigation is being conducted by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office in accordance with Attorney General Directive 2006-05 (amended 2015) regarding Uniform Statewide Procedures and Best Practices for Conducting Police Use of Force Investigations. Anyone wishing to share information may contact Det. Joseph Lowry of the CCPO at 856-453-0486 x11197.

Anyone wishing to share information anonymously may do so in one of three ways: 1) by downloading the CCPOTIP App at the Android or iPhone store and choosing the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office; or 2) by submitting an anonymous tip via text to 847411 with CCPOTIP and your tip in the message line; or 3) by going to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office Facebook page or webpage (njccpo.org) and submitting a tip to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.

No further information will be released until the decedent is identified.