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Dominic Neal, 30
Hamilton Township, New Jersey
August 13, 2016

Agencies: Hamilton Township Police Division New Jersey

Last updated: 7 months ago

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30 year-old Dominic Neal was shot and killed by an off-duty corrections officer.  The shooting occurred before 4 a.m. in the unit block of Vicky Court. Police officers arrived to find Dominic Neal lying on the front steps of the home. He had been shot in the head. The homeowner, identified only as an off-duty corrections officer, told police he and his girlfriend were in the home, and that the girlfriend had a domestic violence restraining order against Neal.

The corrections officer said he looked out after 3:30 a.m. and saw Neal, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and his head down, walking up the concrete path to the front door. As Neal reached the front steps, the corrections officer said he shouted for Neal to stop, but he didn't.

Instead, the officer said, Neal reached for the front door with one hand while holding his waistband with the other. The officer fired three or four shots through the front storm door, hitting Neal once.