UPDATED: HCPO investigating incident where police fired shots outside Bayonne Burger King


The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an incident where police fired shots at Bayonne Burger King parking lot this morning.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The Burger King, located at the intersection of West 53rd Street and Broadway, has a heavy police presence this morning, with the surrounding area still closed off.

The Bayonne Office of Emergency Management indicated that Broadway, between 53rd and 55th Streets, as well as “associated side streets,” would be closed due to police activity.

Sources with knowledge of the situation, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said shots were fired just before 8 a.m. this morning. They declined to provide any additional information.

Bayonne Police Capt. Eric Amato deferred comment to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released additional information at 4:03 p.m.

Just after 6:45 a.m. this morning, the Bayonne Police Department received a report of a theft from a gas station on 53rd Street near Avenue E. Responding officers located a person of interest at a parking lot in the area of Broadway and 54th Street, Suarez said in a statement

After being approached by law enforcement, the man fled the scene in his vehicle, striking two police vehicles and an unoccupied civilian vehicle. One officer discharged his weapon at this time.

The man was located a short time later in the area of Linden Avenue and Scott Street in Jersey City with apparent gunshot wounds.

He was transported to Jersey City Medical Center, where he is currently in custody with injuries that are not considered life threatening at this time.

In accordance with guidelines by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and NJOAG were notified.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team is actively investigating this matter and no additional information is available at this time.


Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information.

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