Off-duty NJ officer grazed by bullet while trying to stop convenience store robbery

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Scene of NJ police-involved shooting

Scene of NJ police-involved shooting on Dec 27, 2021 (PIX11)

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An off-duty police officer was grazed in the head by a bullet when a robbery suspect opened fire at a New Jersey convenience store on Monday, officials said.

The suspect in the West Orange shooting was taken into custody, a spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said. No additional information was released about the suspect.

The officer’s injury was not considered life threatening.

The officer attempted to intervene in a robbery at a store at Krauszers on 12. S. Valley Road shortly after 3 p.m., police said.

Officials said there was no threat to public safety.

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