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Essex County Prosecutor Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting

Friday, August 13, 2021

Essex County Prosecutor Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting

Newark -Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating a non-fatal police involved shooting that

occurred over night on Pulaski Street in Newark.

The preliminary investigation indicates an off-duty corrections officer discharged his weapon after a patron at a bar pulled a weapon on an employee and discharged the weapon. The incident

occurred outside the bar.

Four people sustained what appear to be non-life-threatening gunshot wounds – the employee, an innocent bystander, the suspect and the corrections officer. All four are being treated at University Hospital in Newark.

The investigation is active and ongoing. At this point, no one has been charged.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.



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