A retired Newark, New Jersey, police officer shot an alleged robber this past Wednesday on September 20. The incident happened in Elizabeth, New Jersey. A story about the incident has been published on the Westfield Patch site.
Per the Prosecutor’s Office’s Shooting Response Team (SRT), the incident happened at around 5:00 am at a 24-hour car wash located just south of Bayway Circle on Edgar Road. Upon arriving, Elizabeth Police discovered both the robbery suspect and the victim.
The suspect had attempted to rob the former Newark Police Department officer. During the struggle, the former officer had managed to pull his firearm. He shot the suspect.
After being transported to University Hospital in Newark for emergency medical treatment, police identified the shot suspect. The suspect is 23-year-old Krishad Jones of Newark, New Jersey.
Elizabeth Police have charged Jones with a single account of second degree robbery. He is in police custody at the hospital while recovering from his gunshot wound.
Assisting law enforcement agencies and the SRT continue to investigate this incident. Prosecutor’s Office Detective Dennis Donovan has encouraged anyone with information to call 732-232-2049.
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