IRVINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating an early morning shooting involving an off-duty Essex County corrections officer in Irvington.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray said the officer discharged his weapon in the 300 block of Myrtle Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Friday.READ MORE: Broadway League Says Vaccine Mandate For Children Under 12 Will Take Effect Dec. 14
It’s unclear what exactly led to the shooting. One person was struck and suffered non-life threatening injuries, Murray said. The person was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.READ MORE: Better.com CEO Vishal Garg Apologizes For Zoom Firing: 'I Blundered The Execution'
Around 6 a.m., Chopper 2 was over Springfield Avenue and Grove Street where police vehicles could be seen and NJ TRANSIT said buses were being rerouted around that area due to police activity.
The investigation is ongoing.MORE NEWS: Innovative Gift Card Program With Cash Bonus Aims to Assist Newark Businesses
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau at 862-520-3700.