Suspected burglar shot by off-duty cop is critically injured, officials say

MANVILLE — A 19-year-old borough man shot by an off-duty cop as he burglarized the officer’s home early Monday morning is in critical condition at a local hospital, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Tyreek Cook (Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office)

Tyreek Cook was shot in the chest during a struggle with the officer, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a news release Monday.

The officer, whose name has been withheld, immediately began life-saving medical aid to Cook, who was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick.

The officer was also taken to a local hospital for …read more

Source: Somerset

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