Police-involved shooting in Jersey City follows alleged auto theft

JERSEY CITY – An alleged car thief received treatment at the Jersey City Medical Center after a police-involved shooting this morning, Jan. 28, a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said.
“Shortly after 12:30 a.m…two Jersey City plainclothes police officers attempted to stop [an allegedly] stolen vehicle at [the] intersection [of Ocean and Virginia Avenues in Jersey City],” reads an excerpt from the press release. “During the stop and encounter, one of the officers discharged his service weapon striking the driver of the stolen vehicle, who was the sole occupant.”
The driver, 30, whose name was not disclosed,was treated at the Jersey City Medical Center for gunshot wounds to his upper body. He is listed in critical, but stable condition.
Both officers were also transported to the hospital and have since been released – one sustained a physical injury, according to the press release. The shooting is currently being investigated by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and additional information was not immediately available. – Steven Rodas

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