NJ police officer shot in face off, suspect reported dead


A police officer in West New York, New Jersey was shot on Friday in a face off against a suspect in an alleged domestic dispute. The suspect has been reported dead.

The New Jersey Attorney General’s office says uniformed officers were sent to a home on 59th Street near Palisade Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Friday for a report of a domestic dispute.

When officers arrived on the scene, officials say a suspect fired a weapon at the officers. One was shot.

Two police officers then returned fire, striking the suspect. He was taken to Palisades Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The officer who was shot is expected to be just fine.

The identities of the suspect and the injured officer are yet to be released.

Police found three firearms near the suspect at the scene of the shooting, authorities say.

The investigation is ongoing.

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