Newark Police Officer Hospitalized After Shot; Suspect in Custody, Gun Recovered

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NBC New York

A Newark police officer was rushed to the hospital after he was shot Tuesday evening, according to police.

Newark Public Safety Director Brian O'Hara said the officer was shot just after 8:30 p.m. in the area of 14th Avenue and 14th Street. The injury is not considered to be life-threatening, O'Hara said, with the officer rushed to University Hospital for treatment.

The officer, who has not yet been identified, is said to be in stable condition and is expected to recover.

A suspect believed to be involved in the shooting was brought into custody, and a gun was recovered from the scene, O'Hara said. Charges are pending against the suspect, who also has not yet been identified.

No further information was immediately made available. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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