The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team is probing an incident where a Jersey City police officer fired his weapon early this morning and no one was injured, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
Today at approximately 1:10 a.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department were attempting to make a motor vehicle stop in the area of Bergen and Oxford Avenues, Suarez said in a statement.
During the course of the stop, one of the officers discharged his weapon striking a vehicle.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the
incident, including the motor vehicle stop and the officer’s discharge of his service weapon.
As is standard protocol, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has been notified of the incident and investigation.
No further information, including the name of the officer, has been released at this time.