Jersey City: Man Shot in Face while Trying to Rob LEO
Jersey City man shot in face by cop was trying to rob him, source says
By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal
January 11, 2010, 1:27PM
Kwadir Felton, 18, was shot in the face by a Jersey City police officer last night. He remains at the Jersey City Medical Center under arrest.The man shot in the face by a Jersey City cop last night was trying to rob the cop at gunpoint, a source told The Jersey Journal this morning.
The source, who was not authorized to speak on the record, said that at least two undercover officers were involved in an operation near the corner of Dwight Street and Bergen Avenue last night at about 8:30 when Kwadir Felton, 18, approached one of the officers, who was not in uniform.
Felton, the source said, pulled a gun on the cop and attempted to rob him before he was shot in the face.
Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio did not release any information on the shooting and said that the state Attorney General's Office is handling the investigation. A spokesman for the Attorney General's Office said a statement would be issued today.
Felton is being treated at the Jersey City Medical Center.