Domestic violence call ends with Jersey City police-involved shooting, sources say

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A domestic violence call ended with a Jersey City police-involved shooting earlier this evening, according to sources with knowledge of the incident.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The incident occurred in the Heights, specifically at 25 Hopkins Ave., at approximately 6:30 p.m. and stemmed from an alleged domestic violence incident where an intoxicated man was wielding a knife, sources said.

The man then allegedly tried to attack the officer, causing him to deploy pepper spray. The alleged aggressor was then shot at least twice after lunging towards police with the knife, sources familiar with the investigation told HCV.

Additionally, the man who was shot is receiving treatment at the Jersey City Medical Center.

At 12:35 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez confirmed the aforementioned information and revealed that the individual has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon (knife) for unlawful purposes and unlawful possession of a weapon.

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office was immediately notified of the incident, which is standard procedure for police-involved shootings.

Suarez also indicated that the HCPO is working in conjunction with the AG’s Office on this case.

 

Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information.