- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say police officer shot and wounded a man who shot at him during a traffic stop in New Jersey’s largest city.

Essex County prosecutors say the shooting in Newark occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, in the area of South Orange Avenue near Sunset and Alexander Streets. They say a man got out of the vehicle and shot at the officer, who returned fire.

The man was hospitalized in stable condition with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. But further details were not disclosed Sunday.

The officer was evaluated at a hospital. His name has not been released, but officials say he’s been with the city police force for nearly a decade.

The prosecutor’s office is investigating the shooting, which is standard procedure when an officer fires a weapon.

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