Off-Duty Correction Officer Shot in Newark

The wounded officer bandaged his own wound, a neighbor's video shows

By Katherine Creag
|  Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012  |  Updated 10:00 AM EDT
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An off-duty New Jersey correction officer who was shot in the thigh in Newark bandaged his own wound before being taken to the hospital by paramedics, authorities say. NBC New York exclusively obtained a neighbor's video that shows the bandages.

An off-duty New Jersey correction officer who was shot in the thigh in Newark bandaged his own wound before being taken to the hospital by paramedics, authorities say. NBC New York exclusively obtained a neighbor's video that shows the bandages.

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An off-duty New Jersey correction officer who was shot in the thigh in Newark bandaged his own wound before being taken to the hospital by paramedics, authorities say.

The officer had been talking with a woman on Springfield Avenue near South 19th Street before 1 a.m. when he was shot.

A nearby resident said he looked out his window and saw two men approach the officer. One of them fired at least four times then took off, the resident said.

NBC New York exclusively obtained a neighbor's video (above) that shows the corrections officer tended to his injuries before paramedics arrived and took him to the hospital.

He's expected to be OK.

The correction officer works at Northern State Prison, which is near Newark Liberty International Airport.

The shooting is under investigation.

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