Jersey City officer-involved shooting under investigation

Jersey City officer-involved shooting under investigation

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting that occurred Aug. 7 on Hopkins Ave. in Jersey City.

According to a press release from the Hudson County’ Prosecutor’s Office, on Aug. 7 shortly after 6 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to 25 Hopkins Ave. on the report of an intoxicated person fighting.

Officers encountered a man allegedly armed with a knife.

The individual allegedly disregarded repeated requests by police to put his weapon down.

Officers deployed OC Spray, commonly known as pepper spray, but the man allegedly did not put down his weapon and instead, he allegedly lunged with the knife at officers.

The preliminary investigation by the prosecutor’s office reveals that one officer discharged his weapon, hitting the man, who was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center.

The unnamed man has been charged with Aggravated Assault, a crime of the second degree; Possession of a Weapon (knife) for Unlawful Purposes, a crime of the third degree; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife), a crime of the fourth degree.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

As is standard protocol, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has been notified, and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is working in conjunction with the State Attorney General.

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