New Jersey

Cop Opens Fire on Dog Charging U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in New Jersey, Accidentally Shooting Federal Agent: Sources

The suspect, who had been wanted in an NYC robbery, was taken into custody, a law enforcement source said

A federal agent was shot in the foot by an NYPD officer targeting an aggressive dog while executing an arrest warrant in Jersey City early Friday, according to a law enforcement sources familiar with the case. 

Sources say the cop, assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service, fired four shots at the dog as the animal ran toward the federal task force members outside a home on Bayview Avenue around 6:40 a.m. The dog was killed. The injured agent from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be OK.  

[NATL] Top News Photos: Pope Visits Japan, and More

The NYPD was at the scene because the crime in question happened in New York City, but the suspect also had a probation violation in Hudson County, a law enforcement source said. Details on the robbery weren't immediately available; the suspect was taken into custody, the source confirmed.

Chopper 4 showed a heavy law enforcement response at the scene. The shot agent was seen getting onto a stretcher under his own power as officers clad in bullet-resistant vests stood by. 

Top Tri-State News Photos

Contact Us