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Deadly Officer Involved Shooting Under Investigation in Jersey City

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

Hudson County authorities have reported one person dead in an officer-involved shooting in Jersy City overnight. 

Very little official information has been released for the shooting that happened just after midnight near the intersection of West Side Avenue and Communipaw. Crime scene tape was observed around the Exxon Gas Station. 

Preliminary information revealed that an officer fired their weapon at an alleged armed man who they believed initially began firing in the direction of female victims; for an unknown reason.

As a result of both shootings, the suspect was struck by the officer's gunfire and then pronounced dead at the scene. 

One other person was shot at that location, but it's not immediately clear if the suspect shot the person at this time. 

Two police officers were transported to an area hospital for observation. There were no gunshot injuries reported for the officers. 

The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office was notified of the shooting and arrived on the scene for the active and ongoing investigation.