Sayreville, N.J. — An off-duty New Jersey police officer has been found shot to death in his car in the parking lot of a closed movie theater complex.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey says the Sayreville police officer was found dead Monday morning with gunshot wounds.

Spokesman James O’Neill said Monday afternoon that the officer’s cause of death had yet to be determined and that autopsy results weren’t immediately available.

Investigators were examining a black Dodge with a shattered window on its passenger’s-side door. The vehicle was not a police cruiser.

O’Neill says the department began investigating after being alerted to a report of a body near the former movie theater off Route 9.

Police cars and investigators are lined up on a highway next to the closed movie theater.

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