Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that a 15-year-old was shot in a police officer-involved shooting.
Officials said his name is not being released at this time.
The preliminary investigation indicates that on Tuesday, March 15, at approximately 7:31 a.m. Newark Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Lyons Avenue in Newark on a report of a suspicious car.
When the officers arrived, they discovered two males in a Dodge Charger behind a home on Lyons Avenue.
It is alleged that the driver of the car drove toward the officers. One officer discharged his weapon, shooting one of the juveniles in the car.
A second juvenile, 17, was also in the vehicle. He was uninjured. He is in custody.
The injured juvenile underwent surgery today.
At this time, his condition is unknown, officials said.
A total of four Newark Police officers were at the scene.
The investigation, which is being handled by the Professional Standards Bureau of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, is active and ongoing.