Off-duty corrections officer shoots person in Irvington, NJ: Essex County Prosecutor’s Office

IRVINGTON, N.J. — An off-duty Essex County corrections officer shot a person early Friday morning in Irvington, according to the local prosecutor’s office.

An Essex County corrections officer shot an individual in Irvington on Nov. 11, 2016, according to the local prosecutor's office. (PIX11)

An Essex County corrections officer shot an individual in Irvington on Nov. 11, 2016, according to the local prosecutor’s office. (PIX11)

The officer shot the person in the 300 block of Myrtle Avenue around 2:30 a.m., the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office stated. The incident happened near the Irvington Board of Education and University Middle School.

The person shot was transported to an area hospital and listed in stable condition, the prosecutor’s office stated.

It is not known what prompted the shooting.

Attorney General guidelines require the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standard Bureau investigate any time a law enforcement officer discharges a weapon on or off-duty.