NEWARK, N.J. (AP) —
Prosecutors say an off-duty corrections officer fatally shot a man who
he says tried to carjack him in Newark.
The Essex County
Prosecutor's office says the county officer, whose name was not
released, was approached by an armed, masked man around 11 p.m. Tuesday
The two soon exchanged gunfire, and both suffered gunshot
wounds. The suspected carjacker, 20-year-old Steven McCrae, was
pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.
Details on the injured officer's condition were not disclosed.
police say a 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with the case
and was charged with carjacking and weapons offenses.
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