By Sara Jerdefirstname.lastname@example.org/
JEFFERSON — A man was shot at his Jefferson Township home Sunday night by a New Jersey State Police trooper investigating a report of domestic violence.
The 35-year-old man, Matthew Gerndt, was injured in the shooting and taken to a hospital.
A woman walking along the shoulder of I-80 told police who came to aid her that her boyfriend assaulted her while driving and kicked her out of the car, the Attorney General’s Office said Monday in a news release. She had injuries to her face and body, the release said.
Troopers went to the home Gerndt rents on Brady Road at about 11:30 p.m. to arrest him for the alleged assault. After identifying themselves, troopers said Gerndt went into the house and locked the patio doors behind him, according to the Attorney General’s Office.