UPDATE: Off-Duty Jersey City Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man in East Orange
Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating an incident in which an off-duty Jersey City Police Officer fired at an unidentified male in the 200 block of South Clinton Street in East Orange at approximately 1:00 p.m. today causing fatal injuries.
According to authorities, at this time, no one is in-custody and there are no reported injuries to police officers.
As per Attorney General Guidelines, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standard Bureau must respond and investigate when a law enforcement officer discharges a weapon on or off-duty.
The investigation is active and ongoing.
Authorities said at this time, no other details are available.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau at 862-520-3700.