NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating a police involved shooting in East Orange. 

Last night at approximately 9 p.m. East Orange Police Officers responded to a report of shots fired. Officers encountered the suspect in the area of Park Avenue and North Walnut where at least one officer discharged his service weapon.  

The suspect was struck. He was treated and remains hospitalized in stable condition. The suspect was in possession of a gun. The investigation is active and ongoing. 

No charges have been filed at this time.