Cop Shot by Van Vechten St, Source Says – NBC New York

At least one police officer was shot and another injured in Newark, New Jersey, Tuesday by a suspect armed with a long gun, according to a high-ranking law enforcement source familiar with the investigation and officials.

The conditions of the injured officers weren’t immediately known. They had been serving a warrant at a home near Van Velsor Place and Chancellor Avenue in the state’s largest city around 2 pm when gunfire erupted from an elevated location, possibly a window or a roof , law enforcement sources and officials said.

The high-ranking source said the suspect was not in custody but the situation was under control and there was no further threat to the community. That source said the neighborhood was locked down and the shooter was believed to be in a building within that zone.

SWAT vehicles and an army of law enforcement officers swarmed the scene, video shows. Federal investigators with the FBI and ATF confirmed they were sending resources to the scene as well.

Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted that he was monitoring the situation.

“I am in touch with local authorities and the state is providing resources as requested,” the Democrat said. “We will continue to support local law enforcement and ensure that all residents are safe.”

Sources say they are looking for a single shooter.

No other details were immediately available.

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