NYC officer accidentally shoots US marshal in Jersey City

  • A group of officers were out looking for Javan Reaves, 25, who is wanted for robbery on Thursday morning in Jersey City
  • As they approached the house that they believed Reaves was in, a pit bull charged at the officers and bit one of them
  • An NYPD officer shot at the dog five times, killing it and accidentally hitting a U.S. marshal who is expected to fully recover 

A New York City police officer hunting for a fugitive in Jersey City accidentally shot a U.S. marshal in the foot while firing at a dog on Thursday morning.

The officer from the warrants task force was with members of a fugitive task force looking for a 25-year-old man wanted on robbery charges, according to the police report.

As they reached the door where they believed the man was hiding at about 6.40am, a pit bull charged at them and bit one of the officers.

The officer fired at the dog four times killing it and hitting the marshal’s foot.


Aerial footage shows a U.S. deputy marshal getting onto a stretcher outside the home in New Jersey after he was shot in the foot

The shot agent was seen in aerial footage taken by NBC4 getting onto a stretcher under his own power as officers clad in bullet-resistant vests stood by. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The robbery suspect Javan Reaves was taken into custody. reached out to the NYPD and the U.S. Marshal’s office but they did not respond by the time of publication.

The robbery suspect Javan Reaves was arrested. The scene was roped off

The robbery suspect Javan Reaves was arrested. The scene was roped off