Off-duty Newark cop foils carjacking attempt

December 10, 2011 3:49:30 PM PST
One man is in the hospital, another on the run after allegedly attempting to carjack an off-duty Newark police officer.

Police say two armed men approached the off-duty cop in a parking lot on Avenue A pointed a gun, and demanded that he give them his car.

They say the officer then reached for his weapon and opened fire shooting one of the men in the chest.

He was taken to the hospital.

The second suspect has not been caught.