ELIZABETH, NJ-Elizabeth Police Department officers responded to a call this morning around 5 a.m. on Edgar Road at a 24-hour car wash located just south of the Bayway Circle. Earlier reports indicated that there may have been multiple suspects and a carjacking involved.
In a statement issued late this afternoon, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas Isenhower announced that a retired Newark police officer shot a man who allegedly tried to rob him. The incident is currently under investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.
According to the preliminary results of an investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Shooting Response Team, police found the robbery victim and the shooting victim at the scene, authorities said.
The retired officer was physically assaulted just before the shooting took place, according to officials.
The shooting victim, 23-year-old Krishad Jones of Newark, was transported to University Hospital in Newark for treatment. Jones has been charged with a single count of second-degree robbery, and he remains in police custody in the hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Prosecutor’s Office Detective Dennis Donovan at 908-527-4558.