HCPO investigating Newark incident where off-duty police officer fired weapon


The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a Newark incident where an off-duty police officer fired a weapon, with no injuries reported at this time.

Photo via npd.newarkpublicsafety.org.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Friday, at approximately 10:10 p.m., an off-duty police officer was involved in an officer involved shooting on Eckert Street in Newark. There have been no reported injuries at this time.

The officer involved in the shooting has been identified as a Newark police officer on loan to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force. The officer was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and was subsequently discharged.

The New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Office of Public Integrity and Accountability was immediately notified of the incident and directed the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office to conduct the investigation due to a conflict of interest which is standard protocol.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team is in the early stages of the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on their official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

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