Officer-involved shooting in Jersey City injures 1

Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Jersey City Dec. 21, 2018.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Jersey City Friday night.

The incident happened just after 10 p.m. at 144 Orient Ave. in Jersey City.

Police responded to a report of a violent emotionally disturbed male. Whey they arrived at the location, officers tried to calm the man, but were unsuccessful, said cops.

The 36-year-old man then produced a weapon, and one police officer discharged his service weapon, striking the man in the torso, according to police.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Hudson County prosecutors are investigating.

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