An East Orange detective suffered injuries while attempting to arrest an armed felon Wednesday.
Officials told RLS Media two detectives were chasing a suspect armed with a handgun in the William and No. 18th Streets area around 8:30 p.m.
According to East Orange Police officials, a tussle ensued and one detective suffered a separated shoulder, while the other suffered a broken finger and a bite to his forearm.
Both were treated and released from University Hospital last night.
Officials said Mr. Jamari J. Hall, 25, of West Orange, who is a convicted felon, was arrested and charged with the following: illegal possession of a firearm, three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest with force, obstructing the administration of the law, possession of hollow-point bullets, and certain persons not to possess weapons.
The incident is under investigation.