Fort Lee police shot a person Sunday morning after responding to a call at his home, authorities said.
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said Jaquan A. Suber, 29, was critically wounded after being shot by Fort Lee Police who responded to a call at the 400 block of Summit Avenue in Fort Lee
Police were called to 485 Summit Ave., which is Suber’s home, where cops say they found the suspect outside and he pointed a gun at officers.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s office announced that Suber was charged with three firearms law violations.
Suber was hospitalized under police guard at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was listed in critical, but stable condition.
Several Fort Lee police officers were taken to Englewood Hospital for evaluation, but none were seriously injured.
Dispatchers told neighbor Julene Stassou to stay in her home when she called 911 after waking up to the sound of gunfire and shouting.
“I heard a few pops; thought it was maybe a tire popping because that sometimes happens. Then heard more pops like gunshots. Then heard a man scream, ‘Get down!’ At that point, I knew it was gunshots, so I picked up my phone, called 911,” said Stassou.
The Fort Lee Police Department has 94 active duty members, according to Chief Keith M. Bendul.
Suber was charged with Possession of Firearm for Unlawful Purpose, specifically to use it unlawfully against Fort Lee Police officers, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4A(1), a second degree crime; Possession of a Handgun Without Obtaining a Permit in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5B(1), a second degree crime; and Pointing a Firearm Under Circumstances Manifesting Extreme Indifference, specifically by pointing it at Fort Lee Police Officers, a Third Degree crime.
Authorities did not say who called them or why they were responding to Suber’s home.
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