Police Fatally Shoot Suspect At Elizabeth Motel

ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBS 2/1010 WINS) – Police shot and killed one of two robbery suspects in Elizabeth on Saturday morning.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports

Elizabeth Robbery

(Credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

The shooting happened just after 4 a.m. at the Knight’s Inn on Spring Street near Newark Liberty Airport.

Authorities said officers confronted 25-year-old Jahind Davis and 18-year-old Jaquil Spruill, who had allegedly broken into two rooms. They also robbed and beat a man, authorities said.

Bonnie Rosario was staying in one of the rooms when she said two men attacked her friend.

“I was under the table…this one’s got the gun and hitting him and this guy’s kicking him in the head like 10, 15 times,” Rosario explained to 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg.

Investigators said it remained unclear whether the suspect shot before police opened fire.

Medical officials pronounced Davis dead at Trinitas Hospital.  Spruill was taken to University Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. No officer was hurt.

The case is still under investigation.

  • Tamara S. Williams

    U guys suck…what if it was 1 of ur family members? You are very disrespectful but guess what its ppl like you who make my family much stronger, its ppl like you who r making Jaquil fight like hell to stay alive and its ppl like u all who’s jaw is gonna drop when u find out da truth. When this is all said and done watch how we become the victors in the end!!

  • Tamara S. Williams

    Stoneman I really resent that vulgar comment and this is coming from the cousin of Jaquil Spruill. Steve 102 if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t comment at all

  • Bob

    He bears not the sword in vain

  • stoneman

    Good job. The good guys won. Nice shooting.

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