The suspect who was involved in an officer-involved shooting in Millville Saturday has been identified.
Jose Pietri, age 55, last known address N. Broadway, Pennsville, New Jersey, was identified Monday afternoon, according to Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae.
On Saturday morning, Webb-McRae said one Millville police officer and two Winslow Township police officers were involved in the shooting on Holly Berry Lane in Millville.
The officers were pursuing Pietri, who they believed to have been involved with a murder in Winslow Township earlier in the day, Webb-McRae said.
According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Winslow Township police responded to a 911 call of a man and woman found shot inside a Sicklerville home.
Officers arrived and found victim Derek White, 47, dead of an apparent gunshot wound. The 26-year-old woman had a serious gunshot wound and was taken to an area hospital.
Detectives learned two children, ages 2 and 3, were missing from the home, authorities said.
The children were last seen with their father in Salem County, the Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release.
Police located the 55-year-old suspect’s vehicle near Winslow Township and a multi-agency chase began, ending in Millville, authorities said.
The suspect was later pronounced dead at Inspira Medical Center, Webb-McRae said.
An autopsy is pending and further information will be released after the suspect has been positively identified, Webb-McRae said.
The missing children were found safe at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Salem County, according to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.
The incident is still being investigated by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, with assistance from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.