Perth Amboy shooting involving police leaves 2 dead

Investigators say a Perth Amboy police officer was trying to stop a gun-wielding suspect who opened fire Saturday when the officer shot the man. Investigators say the violence began when a fight at the

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2007, 11:57 PM

Updated 6,168 days ago

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Perth Amboy shooting involving police leaves 2 dead
Investigators say a Perth Amboy police officer was trying to stop a gun-wielding suspect who opened fire Saturday when the officer shot the man.
Investigators say the violence began when a fight at the Cancun Sports Club spilled out into the street. Police say Edwin Cordero, 27, fired a semiautomatic handgun at an occupied vehicle and at people gathered around the vehicle shortly before 1:30 a.m. Police say Fabia Aguilar, 26, of Plainfield was killed by Cordero in the shooting.
The Middlesex County Prosecutor's office says two Perth Amboy police officers arrived on the scene and ordered Cordero to drop his weapon. One officer fired five shots at Cordero when he failed to do so. Investigators say, at the same time Cordero shot himself. Cordero died as a result of his injuries.
Police say three people were also injured in the incident. The shooting is under investigation.


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