Passaic County authorities are investigating a police shooting that involved a Paterson cop and left a man with injuries requiring medical attention.
According to Passaic County prosecutors, the Paterson NJ police officer shot the suspect late Friday night in the area of Oak Street and Madison Street in Paterson, New Jersey.
One person sustained injuries due to the shooting incident. Emergency medical responders briefly treated the man at the scene of the shooting before rushing him to a local hospital for further medical treatment.
Investigators with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office are currently looking into the police shooting, which is standard procedure when a Paterson cop discharges their weapon in the line of duty.
The shooting victim will also be the subject of an investigation, with detectives trying to determine whether he caused the police officer to fire the weapon. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the person who was shot could potentially face criminal charges that include aggravated assault against a police officer and various weapons offenses.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “1 Injured in Police Shooting in Paterson, Authorities Say.”