Officer Chris Matlosz, Lakewood NJ
Lakewood Police officer Chris Matlosz is killed in line of duty shooting | NJ.com
LAKEWOOD -- Lakewood Police Officer Chris Matlosz was shot and killed tonight by an unidentified gunman in the township, according to three law enforcement sources who requested anonymity.
Police from Lakewood, the State Police and departments from surrounding towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties are conducting a manhunt for the gunman, who shot Matlosz at around 5 p.m.
Matlosz, 27, of Toms River, was pronounced dead after being taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, sources said. Officers from law enforcement agencies throughout Ocean and Monmouth counties visited Jersey Shore Medical Center shortly after the shooting, and remained there in the hours after Matlosz died.
Authorities have not identified a motive or suspect in the shooting, which happened in the 1500 block of August Drive -- a residential neighborhood, the officials said.