Prosecutor: Kearny cop shoots shoplifter, who survived, in Walmart parking lot


A Kearny police officer shot a Newark man, who survived, in the parking lot of the town Walmart after he was caught shoplifting, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

The Walmart in Kearny. Photo via
The Walmart in Kearny. Photo via

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Shortly after 8 a.m. today, a uniformed police officer discharged his weapon, striking Ramon L. Martinez, 43, of Newark, “in an extremity,” Suarez said in a statement. Martinez was transported to a local hospital and is currently listed in stable condition.

Martinez has been charged with eluding police, receiving stolen property and shoplifting, while a second individual, Diego C. Dosreis, 28, of Newark, was also involved in the incident and has been charged with receiving stolen property, officials said.

The uniformed police officer involved with the shooting was transported to a local hospital for
observation and released, authorities said.

The shooting is being investigated by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, which is standard
protocol for police-involved shootings.

The prosecutor’s office did not elaborate on the circumstances that caused the officer to shoot Martinez.

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