New Jersey police officer shot during SWAT team response, suspect also shot
A police officer in Western New York, New Jersey, was fatally shot Friday night after responding to a home for reports of gunshots, officials and a report said.
The officer, who was involved in a SWAT response to a residence on 59th Street, was shot by a man who came out of the house and opened fire, a witness told WABC-TV.
Officers returned fire and touched the suspect, the witness reportedly said.
The injured cop was being treated at a hospital for unknown injuries, according to the Benevolent New Jersey State Police Association.
The officer was expected to survive, WCBS-TV reported.
The condition of the suspect was not known.
Police were filmed urging residents to get off the streets in a video of the chaotic scene which was posted on Facebook.
The shooting was an “ongoing investigation,” West New York police told the Post early Saturday morning. Officials declined to comment further.