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Jersey City police officer fatally shot while off duty

  • An off-duty Jersey City police officer was shot and killed on Sunday night
  • The officer, 33, was found shot after a 911 call came in at around 7.50pm
  • He was taken to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead 
  • The police officer had been working out of the West District on the midnight tour
  • The shooting occurred at 340 Woodlawn Avenue in the Greenville neighborhood

Officials say an off-duty Jersey City police officer has died from a gunshot wound to his upper body.

A call came in to 911 on Sunday night that an officer had been shot inside a Woodlawn Avenue home, Jersey City’s spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety, Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione told DailyMail.com.

Police arrived on the scene to find a 33-year-old officer had been shot.

The officer was taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, she said.  

No more details were immediately available regarding the circumstances of the unidentified officer’s death, although authorities are looking into whether he committed suicide.

An off-duty Jersey City police officer, 33, has died after he was shot in the upper body on Sunday in this Greenville neighborhood home, located at 340 Woodlawn Ave, officials said

Dozens of police officers gathered outside the hospital’s emergency entrance following the officer’s transfer to the hospital, the Associated Press reported.

The officer graduated from the academy about a year ago, Wallace-Scalcione said.

The police officer had been working out of the West District on the midnight tour.

The shooting occurred at 340 Woodlawn Avenue in the Greenville neighborhood. The 911 call came in at 7.50pm Eastern.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has taken over the investigation, Wallace-Scalcione said.  

DailyMail.com reached out to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office seeking additional information but has not yet received a return phone call.

DailyMail.com also reached out to the Jersey City Police Department, which referred the call back to Wallace-Scalcione. 

The officer was taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead

The officer was taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead

 

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