Stephen Cogelia Killed by New Jersey State Police

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Category: Police - State
Old Crime Scene Address:
40 Sunset Lake Rd
Mapping Police Violence:

Stephen Cogelia had been asked by his father to leave the residence. Cogelia had made threats that he would kill his father and other occupants of the home. The father went to the state police barracks to report the threats and obtain a temporary restraining order against his son. While the father was at the barracks, a relative called to report that Cogelia had returned to the Sunset Lake Road home and was making additional threats. Five troopers went upstairs to the second floor of the home, and after opening the door of a bedroom, encountered Cogelia who was armed with a hunting knife. He was shot and killed.

Victim's Name: Stephen Cogelia

Agency Responsible: New Jersey State Police

Gender: Male

Age: 32

Race: White

Date of Death: June 12, 2018

County: Warren

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 3769

Geography: Rural

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