Man wounded by Belleville police now facing aggravated assault charges

Authorities say a man shot and wounded by Belleville police last week is now facing aggravated assault and weapons charges.



The shooting occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 21.



Essex County prosecutors say that due to an ongoing domestic dispute, police went to a home on the 300 block of Joralemon Street with a person who wanted to retrieve some personal property from the residence. The officers soon encountered Cesar Delgado and the shooting occurred a short time later.



The shooting is under investigation by the prosecutor's office. Such reviews are standard procedure in shootings involving police officers.



Delgado faces two counts of aggravated assault and four weapons counts related to a stick and knife he allegedly possessed. He's also charged with harassment and contempt.



The 30-year-old township resident remained hospitalized Tuesday in intensive care.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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