Off-Duty Essex County Corrections Officer Shot Dead In Car

NEWARK, N.J. (CBS 2/AP) — An off-duty Essex County corrections officer has been shot and killed.

It happened around 3 a.m.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the 32-year-old female officer was shot in her car in Newark.

Police say they don’t have a motive and the officer’s name is being withheld until her family can be notified.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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  • kendra

    i am very sorry to hear that another life has been taken so tragically and pray and hope and pray that the prep is arrested and stays in there for a long time and my heart felt condolences go out to her family and close friends,,,,

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