Cop who shot emotionally disturbed man placed on leave, officials say

JERSEY CITY – The police officer who shot an emotionally disturbed man inside a mental health facility has been placed on administrative leave, officials said.

Monday’s shooting occurred at the Jersey City Medical Center’s Liberty Park Residence at 9 Nunda Ave. at about 4:15 p.m., authorities say.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the 41-year-old man was inside the outpatient psychiatric facility threatening workers with a large piece of glass. Police arrived and tried to “de-escalate” the situation with pepper spray.

When that didn’t work, one officer shot the man in the abdomen, Suarez said.

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Source: Hudson

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