"Any use of deadly physical force by the JCPD is immediately investigated by an independent agency, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. We have every confidence in the HCPO's ability to do a thorough and fair investigation and all other inquiries should be directed to the HCPO," said city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill.
The incident occurred around 4:40 p.m. on a block located between Bergen Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive.
Mark Rabson of Jersey City Medical Center said two paramedic units and two EMS units arrived on the scene in four minutes and twenty seconds of the report, along with two supervisors. A trauma team was waiting at the door of JCMC when the man was brought to the hospital for surgery. The man, however, died shortly later as a result of the gunshot to his chest. – By Al Sullivan.