A veteran police officer is recovering from two gunshot wounds after an undercover drug transaction turned into a fight for his life.

The officer underwent surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center after he was shot by an armed suspect who confronted him outside a Garfield shopping mall. The undercover officer had been trying to purchase marijuana from a suspected dealer.


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