Prosecutors: Off-duty police officer, man exchange gunfire
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Essex County prosecutors are probing a shooting that involved an off-duty police officer.
Prosecutors say the 39-year-old officer was driving his personal vehicle in Newark early Wednesday when he saw someone driving his daughter's stolen Jeep. The officer then pulled across from the Jeep, and the people in the vehicle jumped out and fled on foot.
As the officer was checking on the vehicle, prosecutors say a man approached him and they exchanged gunfire. But no injuries were reported, and it's not clear if the other man was struck by a bullet.
The officer's name has not been released. No arrests have been made.
It's standard procedure for county prosecutors in New Jersey to review police-involved shootings that occur in their jurisdictions.