Officials: Carjacking Suspect Shot While Trying To Steal Car From Off-Duty Newark Cop

NEWARK, NJ (CBSNewYork) — Officials say a carjacking suspect was wounded in the chest when he tried to steal a car being driven by an off-duty cop in Newark.

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Authorities say the off-duty officer was sitting in his personal car on Avenue A when two men walked up to him Saturday morning and tried to carjack him.

One of the carjackers pulled a gun and the off-duty cop pulled his own revolver and fearing for his life, fired one shot while staying behind the wheel of the car, according to officials.

The suspects then fled in a second car that slammed into a parked vehicle on Emmett Street where a woman standing outside witnessed the crash.

“It slid into the SUV that was parked and I saw the two suspects flee from the car and as soon as that happened, I called 911 and went into the house,” she said.

The suspect who was shot in the chest is in University Hospital. The second suspect is still at large.

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  1. Meme Meyagi says:

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  2. cubflyer50 says:

    HE IS ONE OF THE ‘CHOSEN FEW’ ALLOWED TO CARRY A FIREARM IN N.J. BECAUSE HE’S A COP….WHAT IF HE WAS SOMEONE WHO HAD APPLIED FOR A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE AND WAS DENIED (LIKE MYSELF AND OTHERS I KNOW) IF WE WERE CARRYING THEN WE WOULD BE THE CRIMINALS….IF NOT, AS LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, WE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DEFEND OURSELVES…..N.J.’S GUN LAWS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND MUST BE CHANGED….

  3. press1280 says:

    Glad the thug got what was coming to him. It’s too bad though that thugs like him won’t be deterred much since NJ hardly ever issues carry permits to average citizens, unlike 42 other states.

  4. Ektarr says:

    A lucky member of the Fortunate Few, obviously better than the rest of us. I can only wonder what would become of ME if that same exact scenario, with that same exact result, would have happened to me. There must be some law prohibiting the special treatment of a select few, or the establishment of a privileged class who can escape penalties that would be levied on the ‘lesser’ of us in the same situation.

  5. Jay says:

    Damn cops, How do you expect a Black man to earn a living if you stop us from stealing?????????? Go eat your donuts and leave us alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Caleb Goldfarb says:

    All Islamists must burn in Great Satan Allah’s fiery hell. Death to Islam and we will free the world.

  7. Gerry Attrick says:

    Ha-ha-ha … So funny to see low life mutants [subway gropers, carjackers, etc.] getting some of their own medicine. Good shot officer!!!

  8. goblin says:

    Man, it’s so nice reading about how an off duty police officer used his off duty weapon to defend himself. The rest of us would have been dead.

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