- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer shot and wounded a man after the man fatally shot the mother of his child during an argument outside her home.

Essex County prosecutors say 42-year-old Andre Higgs, of Watchung, faces murder and weapons charges in the death of 27-year-old Latrena May. It wasn’t known Saturday if he’s retained an attorney.

The shooting occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Friday.

Prosecutors say the couple was arguing outside May’s East Orange home when she flagged down the officer, who was on patrol in the area. When the officer approached them, Higgs allegedly shot May and was then shot by the officer, whose name wasn’t disclosed.

May was pronounced dead at the scene.

Higgs was taken to a hospital, but further details on his condition were not disclosed.

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