GRAPHIC VIDEO: AG’s Office Releases Video of 2023 Fatal Police-Involved Shooting on the Garden State Parkway [Viewer Discretion Advised]

The Attorney General’s Office today released body-worn and dashboard-camera footage as well as radio communications relating to the death of a Middlesex County man during a police encounter on the Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge.

The decedent has previously been identified as Kevin Harlfinger, 40, of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

According to the preliminary investigation, officers from the Cranford Police Department were pursuing a stolen vehicle when it crashed in the area of a southbound exit on the Garden State Parkway.

After the crash, the driver of the vehicle, Mr. Harlfinger, exchanged gunfire with Cranford Police Officers Christopher Folinusz and Ryan McSharry. Mr. Harlfinger was pronounced deceased at the scene at approximately 12:04 a.m., December 29, 2023. A firearm was recovered near Mr. Harlfinger.

Officer Folinusz sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound, was treated at a hospital, and later released.

The fatal police-involved shooting is under investigation by the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA).



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