West New York police officer shot, at least one suspect killed, on 59th Street


A West New York police officer was shot and at least one suspect was killed on 59th Street this evening, according to police radio transmissions and sources with knowledge of the situation.

West New York police responded to a report of a domestic violence incident on 59th and Hudson Streets about an hour ago, police radio transmissions said.

Upon arrival, a man opened fire on police, Police Officer Samuel Molina-Urena was hit, and the shooter was killed, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The officer is in stable condition and being treated at the Jersey City Medical Center.

The New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association acknowledged that an officer had been shot on Twitter.

“OFFICER SHOT – Keep all the @WNYPolice officers in your prayers. One has been shot and taken to an area hospital,” they wrote.

Additionally, at least one other suspect was arrested and brought into custody, sources said.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office deferred comment to the New Jersey Attorney Genera’s Office, who were not immediately available for comment.

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