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Maywood Man Shot In Rochelle Park By Police Had BB Gun, Prosecutor Says

The BB gun recovered by police. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bergen County Prosecutor
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. -- A 46-year-old Maywood man shot by police overnight in Rochelle Park had a BB gun with its orange tip painted over, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli confirmed Monday morning.

Matthew Chaseman had crashed his car moments earlier and remained inside when security at the Bergen County Social Services building on northbound Route 17 called police just before 3:30 a.m., the prosecutor said.

Two responding officers struck him with shots "in the lower extremities," Molinelli said. He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, the prosecutor said.

Law enforcement sources told Daily Voice that Chaseman had just pulled into the driveway of the building near the Maywood border when the incident occurred.

Chaseman, who records show has had some driving summonses in the past, doesn't have a criminal record.

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