Jersey City police officer fatally shot while off-duty

JERSEY CITY, N. J. – Officials say an off-duty Jersey City police officer died of a gunshot wound to his upper body. reports that city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione says the shooting happened about 7:50 a.m., Sunday in Woodlawn Avenue home.

Police were called to the home on reports of an officer being shot. They found the 33-year-old officer with a gunshot wound. Wallace-Scalcione says that he was pronounced dead at Jersey City Medical Center.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s office said that the investigation into the circumstances of the unidentified officer’s death.

Dozens of police officers gathered outside the hospital in case of emergency entrance after the shooting.

The officer graduated from the academy about a year ago.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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