A domestic incident in the Jersey City Heights involving a person with a knife led to an officer-involved shooting, according to multiple sources.
Multiple sources have confirmed to Real Garden State that an officer-involved shooting occurred in the Jersey City Heights tonight.
Sources say Jersey City Police Department (JCPD) officers responded to the scene of a domestic dispute. Additionally, sources say the individual that was shot had a knife, acted aggressively, and was wounded multiple times.
The incident occurred in the JCPD’s North District near the corner of Hopkins Ave. and Concord Street. An email sent to the city spokesperson regarding this story did not receive an immediate response. This article will be updated if/when response is provided.
UPDATE: The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that an officer-involved shooting occurred in the Jersey City Heights tonight and that more information is to follow.
The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office can confirm there was an officer involved shooting earlier tonight in the Jersey City Heights. More info to follow.
— ProsecutorSuarezHCPO (@HCPOProsecutor) August 8, 2020
UPDATE 11/8/2020: According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, on Friday, August 7, 2020, shortly after 6:00 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to 25 Hopkins Avenue on the report of an intoxicated person fighting.
Responding officers encountered a male armed with a knife. The individual disregarded repeated requests by police to put his weapon down. Additionally, officers deployed OC Spray, commonly known as pepper spray, but the individual did not put down his weapon and instead lunged with the knife at officers. The preliminary investigation revealed that one officer discharged his weapon striking the individual, who was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.
The individual has been charged with Aggravated Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(B)1, a crime of the second degree; Possession of a Weapon (knife) for Unlawful Purposes in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4D, a crime of the third degree; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5D, 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.