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Newark Gas Station Armed Security Guard Fires Shot at Robbery Suspect

By rlsmetro on

Newark Police officials reported no injuries in an officer-involved shooting at a gas station in Newark's South Ward overnight. 

In a preliminary investigation, police responded to reports of shots fired that rang out at the Exxon Gas Station located in the single-digit block of Elizabeth Avenue just before midnight. 

Officers arrived at the scene and found a security officer who reported firing his weapon at an alleged armed robbery suspect who attempted a holdup of the establishment. 

Police say one round was fired during the encounter, but the shot did not strike the suspect, who reportedly fled the scene on foot. 

The incident is under an active investigation.