1 Person Dead, Another Taken Into Custody After Police-Involved Shooting in Northern New Jersey: Source

What to Know

  • Authorities say a police officer shot and killed a man on a northern New Jersey street
  • The shooting in Passaic happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday
  • No officers were injured in the shooting. A suspect has subsequently been taken into custody, according to a law enforcement source

Authorities say a police officer shot and killed a man on a northern New Jersey street.

The shooting in Passaic happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday.

Police allegedly saw two individuals with guns, ordered them to drop the weapons, which they did not and that's when officers fired, a law enforcement source says.

One of the individuals was wounded and taken to a hospital where he died of multiple guns hot wounds. While another fled on foot, the source says.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

The other suspect involved in the shooting has subsequently been taken into custody, according to a law enforcement source.

Authorities say a handgun was recovered at the scene.

The shooting will be investigated by the state attorney general's shooting response task force. The office investigates incidents in which people die during encounters with police or while they are in custody.

In a statement, Passaic Mayor Hector Lora said he stands "by our Police, their courageous and professional response maintains order in our community and preserves the safety of our law abiding residents.

"I am also confident in the ability of the Attorney General’s Office to conduct a fair, thorough, and swift investigation," Lora's statement said.

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