Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a non-fatal police involved shooting that occurred over night on Pulaski Street in Newark.
The preliminary investigation indicates an off-duty corrections officer discharged his weapon after a patron at the Deep Inn Bar allegedly pulled a weapon on an employee and discharged the weapon.
Police said the incident occurred outside the bar.
Four people sustained what appear to be non-life-threatening gunshot wounds – the employee, an innocent bystander, the suspect and the corrections officer.
Residents said the bar is owned by a correctional police officer and is frequented by several of his coworkers who they believe are also officers.
All four of the injured are being treated at University Hospital in Newark.
The investigation is active and ongoing. At this point, no one has been charged.