Authorities: Person shot in the leg during DEA investigation in Fort Lee

A Drug Enforcement Administration investigation turned into a wild scene in Bergen County on Tuesday after two agents shot a suspect.

News 12 Staff

Jan 11, 2023, 3:16 AM

Updated 557 days ago

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A Drug Enforcement Administration investigation turned into a wild scene in Bergen County on Tuesday after two agents shot a suspect.
Few details about the incident have been released. But a spokesperson for the DEA says that two agents fired their weapons and struck a person in the leg. That person is now in custody.
The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on Whiteman Street near Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee. A car was seen crashed into a utility pole. It had bullet holes in the windshield.
The DEA says that the agents were involved in a shooting as part of an ongoing investigation. The details of that investigation were not immediately made available.
Fort Lee School No. 1 went into lockdown during the investigation.
A parent tells News 12 that the students heard the gunshots.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is leading the investigation.
No law enforcement officers were hurt.


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