JERSEY CITY - A Jersey City man who was shot by police after allegedly threatening his mother with a knife is facing aggravated assault charges.
Jersey City police say that officers were responding to a domestic dispute near Lembeck and Woodland avenues. When they arrived, they reportedly found Christopher Matthews threatening his mother with a knife.
Police say that when the officers tried to intervene, Matthews lunged at them with the weapon. They in turn opened fire on Matthews.
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Matthews was taken to the hospital and is said to be in stable condition. His bail was set at $50,000.
His mother was also taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.
Three police officers were treated for minor injuries.