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.