Police fatally shoot SUV passenger

September 15, 2008 8:08:10 AM PDT
A fatal police-involved shooting has been reported just over the Hudson River from New York City.Jersey City police say an officer fatally shot a passenger in the back seat of a sport utility vehicle early Sunday.

Police say Officer Joseph Cossolini shot Markieth Singleton twice while Cossolini's partner, Officer Joseph Stelze, was wrestling with Singleton over a handgun.

The officers pulled over the SUV while investigating reports of a light-colored SUV used in a robbery earlier in the night.

Singleton was taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m. Sunday.

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