Shots fired by 2 off-duty officers within 2 hours in Newark

NEWARK — Twice in the span of two hours early Friday morning, off-duty corrections officers fired their guns while grappling with alleged criminals in the city of Newark.

In the first incident, at about 3:30 a.m., an off-duty corrections officer fired during an altercation near Elmwood Avenue and Broadway, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino announced in a release Friday afternoon. No one was injured in the shooting, authorities said.

At about 5:30 a.m., Laurino said a second corrections officer, who was off-duty but dressed in uniform and on his way to work, allegedly saw a man inside his parked car. The …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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