Man fatally shot by off-duty officer in Newark

February 3, 2008 9:50:43 AM PST
Newark police report a fatal shooting involving an off-duty police officer. Police say the officer answered the door to a city home at about 5 a.m. Sunday. He found an angry man demanding to see someone.

The officer told the man that he had the wrong address. The man then brandished a handgun and pointed it at the officer. The officer had his own gun with him and shot the man at least twice in the chest.

The man died a short time later at University Hospital.

Three others who were waiting in a truck for the man have been detained for questioning.

Police aren't immediately releasing the names of those involved in the shooting.


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