State Police Involved in 1st Ward Shooting; Trooper and Suspect Injured
Thursday, September 20, 2012 • 9:49pm
PATERSON, NJ - New Jersey State Police officers were involved in a shooting in the 1st Ward Thursday night, authorities said.
Police on Thursday night were releasing few details about the incident, which happend at the parking lot of a strip mall near the corner of Chamberlain Avenue and West Broadway after 8 pm.
"I can tell you that a trooper was not shot,'' said state police spokesman Sgt. Brian Polite. When asked whether a trooper shot someone, Polite said, "That's still under investigation.''
A report on northjersey.com said one suspect and one trooper were unjured taken to the hospital for treatment. The trooper may have been hit by a vehicle in the incident, while the suspect apparently was wounded, officials said.
Capt. Heriberto Rodriguez of the Paterson Police Department said no city officers were involving in the shooting.
PatersonPress.com will provide updates as soon as more information becomes available.