ELIZABETH – A Jersey City police officer working with the U.S. Marshal Service suffered a gunshot wound while on duty on North Broad Street last night, shortly after 10 p.m.
The officer was taken to University Hospital and was released a few hours later, according to a report at NJ.com. The officer was reportedly struck by a bullet accidentally discharged from his own weapon during the apprehension of a fugitive.
As in all cases where an officer is shot or discharges a service weapon, the incident is under investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team.
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