NEW JERSEY (FOX 5 NY) - An off-duty Sayreville, New Jersey police officer was found shot dead in his personal vehicle near a former movie theater complex Monday morning.
Sayreville Police Spokesman James O'Neill said the department began investigating at about 7:15 a.m. after being alerted to a report of a body outside the old Amboy Cinemas.
Upon arrival, investigators discovered a black Dodge with a shattered window on its passenger side door with the officer inside.
"We have been alerted to a report of a body located near the former movie theater in Sayreville. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating with the cooperation of the Sayreville Police Department. There will be no further comment at this time," said a Sayreville police spokesperson.
SkyFoxHD was over the scene where several police vehicles surrounded the theater on Route 9 where a tent was placed over a body covered in a bloody sheet.
Condolences were pouring in for the Sayreville Police Department as word spread of the officer's death.
President Colligan - We all mourn the loss of our fellow Sayreville officer. Please keep Sayreville PD and officer's family in your prayers— New Jersey State PBA (@NJSPBA) March 21, 2016