A police officer in New Jersey was shot and wounded in what turned into a tense situation involving SWAT team members outside a home, police and state officials told News 4.
The incident occurred in West New York at a home on 59th Street between Palisade and Hudson avenues Friday evening. There were initial reports that it all started as a domestic violence incident, the attorney general's office confirmed Saturday.
At some point, the officer was shot and taken to a nearby hospital, but the injury is not believed to be life-threatening, according to a police source.
The state's attorney general's office said two West New York officers fired at the individual who wounded the initial officer. The man was fatally wounded.
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Police were still at the scene for hours. Over a loudspeaker, they were heard saying "if there is anyone inside, please come to the front window." One person — a man dressed in red — exited the home with his hands up soon after, though it was unclear if he had done anything wrong, or if he was simply a resident of the home.
A short time later, SWAT teams entered the home with guns drawn. As they did so, police told a crowd of bystanders who were watching the drama unfold from behind crime tape to move back further as a precaution.
Three separate firearms were recovered near the man shot at the home.
Because it was a shooting that involved police and civilians, the state attorney general's office is conducting the investigation.