- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

NEWARK N.J. (AP) - Authorities say Newark police officers have shot and killed a man who fired a shotgun at them.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose says police were called to a building in the city Thursday evening on a report of a man with a shotgun.

When officers arrived, authorities say the suspect fired the shotgun at them and missed. Officers then returned fire, hitting the man. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities have not released his name.

No officers were hurt.

Authorities say officers were able to locate a victim who told them that the suspect had pointed a gun in their direction before officers arrived.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is handling the investigation.


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