UPDATE: East Orange Police Shoots Alleged Armed Man
Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating a police-involved shooting in East Orange.
Officials say at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday night, Orange Police Officers responded to a report of shots fired.
Officers encountered the suspect in the area of Park Avenue and North Walnut where at least one officer discharged his service weapon according to authorities.
Officials say the suspect sustained injuries after he was struck by a bullet.
EMS transported the victim.to the hospital where he was treated and remains hospitalized in stable condition.
Police say the suspect was in possession of a gun and the investigation is active and ongoing.
No charges have been filed at this time.