GLOUCESTER CITY-Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester City Police Chief Bill Crothers reported a police shooting that led to the death of a 28-year-old Gloucester City man.
Carl Hurlock, of the 500 block of Dukewood Avenue, was shot multiple times in front of his home.
Police responded to the residence about 6:15 p.m. Friday, April
17, for a report of a man with a knife. There they found Hurlock outside
threatening to stab himself. Officers engaged in negotiations with Hurlock for
approximately an hour, during which time Hurlock entered and exited his
residence repeatedly. About 7 p.m. Hurlock is alleged to have approached
officers with the knife raised in a threatening manner. According to officers,
Hurlock refused to drop the weapon despite repeated orders that he do so.
An officer from Haddon Township and a Gloucester City officer fired their weapons. Hurlock died from his injuries.
The incident remains under investigation. Both officers involved in the shooting are placed on administrative leave, standard procedure whenever an officer discharges his service weapon with the result of injury or death.