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East Orange Detectives Assaulted, Bit During Arrest of Armed West Orange Felon

By rlsmetro on
East Orange

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.