Off-duty police officer shot outside Jersey Girls strip club in Elizabeth

Police say an arrest has been made in the shooting of an off-duty police officer outside an Elizabeth strip club. Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace

Police say an arrest has been made in the shooting of an off-duty police officer outside an Elizabeth strip club.

Police say an arrest has been made in the shooting of an off-duty police officer outside an Elizabeth strip club. (12/2/13)

ELIZABETH - Police say an arrest has been made in the shooting of an off-duty police officer outside an Elizabeth strip club.

Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said the shooting occurred around 2 a.m. Monday near the Jersey Girls Men's Club on the 100 block of Bayway Avenue.

Witnesses and police sources say the officer was a customer of the club and was walking to his car with friends when he was held up at gunpoint.

The 32-year-old South Plainfield officer exchanged fire with the suspect and was shot in the hand.

The suspect ran away but later turned up at a Newark Beth Israel Medical Center with a gunshot wound in his thigh.

Police have not released the names of the officer or the suspect. 

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