OFFICE OF THE
UNION COUNTY
PROSECUTOR
FOR EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911 Immediately 

Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202

908-527-4500    ucpo@ucnj.org
Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor

Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 26, 2012

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team is investigating an incident that occurred in Elizabeth earlier this evening, announced Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. After 10p.m. on Thursday a Jersey City Police Officer working with the United States Marshal Service suffered a gun shot wound while on duty on North Broad Street with his team. The officer was taken to University Hospital and is listed in stable condition. At this point, the public is not in any danger, said Romankow, and the scene is being processed by the UCPO, Elizabeth Police Department and the United States Marshals. Additional information will be released when it becomes available. The shooting response team is mobilized whenever an officer is shot or an officer discharges a weapon.