Prosecutor: Suspect shot, officers injured during altercation in Newark

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A suspect was shot during an altercation with police in Newark. Three officers were also injured. A suspect was shot during an altercation with police in Newark. Three officers were also injured.
NEWARK -

An off-duty Newark police officer shot and injured an 18-year-old robbery suspect during an altercation in the city Wednesday night, according to officials.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office says that the officer was on his way to work around 9:30 p.m. when he encountered robbery suspect Victor Raymonds near Summer and Sylvan avenues.

Two other police officers came to the scene and an altercation took place. Officials say that Raymonds was shot and the three officers were injured during the struggle. One officer had his arm broken and another hurt his jaw.

The officers were treated and released from University Hospital. Raymonds is listed in stable condition.

Raymonds was charged with robbery, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on police officers.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the incident, which is standard when a shooting involves a police officer.

The incident marks at least the third police-involved shooting in Newark since the start of April.

An officer shot and killed a 23-year-old man on South Orange Avenue a week ago, and on April 6, police shot and killed a man who was reportedly armed with a shotgun at the corner of Hunterdon Street and Custer Avenue.

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