Police carrying out a search warrant at a residence in Galloway Township found a man inside with a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

The State's Attorney General's Office is investigating the incident that happened early Thursday morning at a home on Oakbourne Avenue.

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Members of the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at about 5:30am and found the 27-year-old man dead inside a bedroom in the home. Authorities have not released his identity.

The Attorney General's Office says a handgun was recovered near his body. The incident continues to be investigated. Here's more from the Attorney General's Office:

The investigation is being conducted by the Integrity Bureau within the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity and Accountability.

This investigation is being conducted pursuant to a law enacted in January 2019, P.L.2019, c.1, which requires the Attorney General’s Office to investigate all civilian deaths resulting from an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in law enforcement custody. Here, according to the preliminary investigation, there was no use of force against the decedent by the officers involved; rather, the Attorney General’s Office is conducting this investigation because the decedent’s death was discovered and may have occurred while law enforcement officers were at the residence executing a search warrant.

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