AG’s Office Releases Identities of the Decedent and Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting at Hotel in Woodbridge on June 13, 2024

TRENTON — The Attorney General’s Office today identified the decedent and the officers involved in the fatal shooting that occurred on June 13, 2024 in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The civilian who died during the encounter has been identified as Karl Gregory, 46, of New York, New York.

According to the preliminary investigation, on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, officers from the Edison Police Department received information from an Automated License Plate Reader that a vehicle sought in connection with a shooting that occurred in New York City, which left the victim with life-threatening injuries, was in their area.

Officers from the Edison and Woodbridge police departments responded to the Royal Albert’s Palace hotel on King Georges Post Road in Woodbridge, where they located the unoccupied vehicle parked in the lot. Authorities notified the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Detectives with the NYPD responded and briefed Woodbridge police personnel on the New York criminal investigation.

On Thursday, June 13, 2024, in connection with the investigation, law enforcement at the hotel were conducting a civilian interview when, at approximately 12:21 a.m., the hotel’s elevator doors opened, and Mr. Gregory exited toward the lobby holding multiple bags. Upon seeing officers in the lobby, Mr. Gregory dropped his bags and reached into a black backpack. Gunfire was then exchanged between Mr. Gregory and Woodbridge Officers Drew Krupinski and Justin Nerney and NYPD Detective Matthew Mauro.

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