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Retired Jersey City Cop Faces Attempted Murder Charges

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A retired Jersey City police officer faces attempted-murder charges after he allegedly shot and wounded a man during a dispute in a city bar early New Year’s Day.

James Corley Jr., 63, also faces a weapons charge in connection with the shooting that occurred around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, The Jersey Journal reported. His bail was set at $250,000, and it wasn’t known if he had retained an attorney.

The 41-year-old victim, a Jersey City resident whose name was not released, was shot three times. He was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Witnesses said the men had argued in the bar, but further details were not disclosed. Police recovered a .9-mm Glock pistol registered to Corley at the scene.

Corley retired from the police department in 2004, then was chief of staff for former Police Department Director Sam Jefferson.

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