Two Police Officers Shot In Newark, Gunman Remains At Large

Twitter/Screenshot/public user: @RoyalIntel_

Devan Bugbee Contributor
Font Size:

An armed perp allegedly shot two police officers in Newark, New Jersey, Tuesday using a long gun before escaping to the top of a building.

The alleged shooter was able to get away despite drones and helicopters being deployed to assist from the air, NBC4 reported. Although the suspect is not in custody, sources told the outlet that the situation is under control and there is no further threat to the community. Both officers are expected to survive their injuries as of 4 p.m., the outlet noted. (RELATED: Sheriff’s Deputy Allegedly Sold Guns Used In School Shooting)

The officers were shot at around 2 p.m. when they were serving a warrant at a home near Van Velsor Place and Chancellor Avenue, according to News12. One was reportedly struck in the neck, while the other was struck in the leg by gunfire from an elevated position, State Assembly Member Ralph Caputo told the outlet. Witnesses estimate around a dozen shots were fired, according to the outlet.

“I am in touch with local authorities and the State is providing resources as requested,” Democratic New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy tweeted. “We will continue to support local law enforcement and ensure that all residents are safe.”