Three Police Officers Hurt, Man and Suspect Sporting Body Armor Dead Following Shootout in New Jersey - NBC New York

Three Police Officers Hurt, Man and Suspect Sporting Body Armor Dead Following Shootout in New Jersey

One police officer was shot in both legs; one other was grazed by a bullet and a third was struck as well

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    Gunman and Another Man Dead in NJ Shootout With Police

    The gunman appeared to be looking for someone specific in the neighborhood as he fired multiple shots before police arrived. That did not stop him from shooting however, and he died in an exchange with police. NBC 4 New York's Checkey Beckford reports.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 9, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A man was killed and three New Jersey police officers were injured after a shootout involving a rifle-wielding suspect in body armor

    • One officer was shot in both legs, while two other suffered lesser gunshot injuries; the suspect was killed after gunning down another man

    • The gunman's rifle was recovered at the scene, and police sources said he shot the other man following an argument

    UPDATE: Unarmed Dad Killed by Rifle-Wielding NJ Cop Shooter Is Identified

    A man was killed and three New Jersey police officers were injured after a shootout involving a rifle-wielding suspect sporting body armor who was then killed by police, authorities said.

    One officer was shot in both legs after 11:30 a.m. outside a home on Myrtle Avenue in Irvington, while the other two cops sustained lesser gunshot injuries.

    According to attorney general's office, police were called to the scene after reports of shots fired and a man being gunned down. The shooter fired at the man after an argument, police sources said, striking him in the chest.

    Two Dead and Three Cops Hurt After NJ Police Shootout

    [NY] Two Dead and Three Cops Hurt After NJ Police Shootout

    The gunman shot another man before police arrived, then appeared to be geared up for a showdown with police. Officers shot and killed the suspect in a shootout, and the gunman's initial victim later died as well. NBC 4 New York's Chris Glorioso reports.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019)

    Witnesses told News 4 the shooter appeared to be looking for someone specific as he walked around with a gun. 

    When officers arrived at the scene, the gunman appeared to be in full body armor — prepared for a shootout. Officials said cops exchanged gunfire with the suspect, identified as 39-year-old Kaizen Crossen, killing him.

    All three cops hurt in the shootout are expected to survive, officials said. 

    The officer shot in the legs was described by a source who saw him in the hospital as being in "good spirits" and able to speak on the phone with his wife. His name has not been released.

    One of the other cops was grazed by a bullet during the shootout, while injuries to the other officer struck by gunfire were not immediately made clear, although none of the officers suffered injuries considered to be life-threatening.

    Crossen and the 20-year-old man he shot were rushed to University Hospital in Newark, where they were pronounced dead. The name of the other man, who was not armed, has not been released and the motive for the shooting wasn't immediately clear.

    Suspect Killed in NJ Shooting That Left 2 Officers Hurt

    [NY] Suspect Killed in NJ Shooting That Left 2 Officers Hurt

    The two cops were injured in the shootout in Irvington Thursday afternoon, with one officer being shot in both legs and the other grazed by a bullet. Both are expected to recover. NBC 4 New York's Chris Glorioso and Erica Byfield report.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019)

    The gunman's rifle was recovered at the scene, according to sources familiar with the case.

    A number of other officers were taken to the hospital for precautionary purposes, officials said.

    Chopper 4 showed a huge law enforcement and emergency response at the scene, with dozens of officers combing the area and going in and out of homes on a residential street. The area was totally shut down. Multiple ambulances responded and it appeared there were at least two dozen emergency response vehicles. 

    Cop Shot in NJ, Suspect in Custody: Sources

    [NY] Cop Shot in NJ, Suspect in Custody: Sources

    A police officer has been shot in New Jersey, law enforcement sources tell News 4. Chopper 4 was over the scene.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019)

    One person was seen being taken out of a home on a stretcher as emergency personnel performed CPR, though it wasn't clear if that person was the injured police officer. 

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