Off-duty cop reportedly shoots burglar at his home

MANVILLE — An off-duty police officer shot a man who entered his home in Manville early Monday, according to reports.

The attempted burglary occurred on the 200 block of North 5th Street in the borough, according to News 12 New Jersey. The intruder was shot in the chest before being taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, the report said.

The officer wasn’t injured, the report said.

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office is handling the investigation, according to WABC-7.

Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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Source: NJ.com Somerset

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