Off-duty cop exchanges gunfire over daughter's stolen Jeep

Off-duty cop exchanges gunfire over daughter's stolen Jeep

Off-duty cop exchanges gunfire over daughter's stolen Jeep

NEWARK - Authorities say an off-duty northern New Jersey police officer exchanged gunfire with another man over his daughter's stolen Jeep.

NJ.com reports the 39-year-old Irvington officer was in Newark around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday when he saw someone driving his daughter's stolen Jeep.

Prosecutors say the SUV's occupants jumped out and took off when the officer pulled his personal car over near the vehicle. Investigators say a man approached the officer as he was checking on the Jeep and the two exchanged gunfire.

No one was injured in the shooting.

Prosecutors didn't immediately identify either person.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating.

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