2 in custody after Linden police officer shooting

Two suspects are in custody and a Linden police officer is recovering after Friday?s shooting at a check cashing establishment.

Authorities say the shooting occurred when Officer David Manganiello responded to a call of someone trying to illegally cash checks at Speedy Check Cashing. Manganiello, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was shot at close range in the chest.

Police immediately arrested the alleged shooter, Leonardo Grullon, of Elizabeth. He is charged with attempted murder and is being held on $1.5 million bail. Grullon?s alleged accomplice, Brenda Hernandez, of Elizabeth, was also arrested when she showed up at police headquarters Saturday looking for Grullon.

Authorities believe Friday was the third time Grullon and Hernandez tried to illegally cash checks at Speedy.

Meanwhile, Manganiello is resting at home. He is on administrative leave. It is not known when he?ll return to work.

Related Information:Lindenpolice officer shot at check cashing business

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."