Off-duty New Jersey police officer dies from gunshot wound, officials say



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An off-duty New Jersey officer was shot and killed Sunday night in a house, the officials said — although the many other details surrounding the rookie officer’s death remained unclear.

The 33-year-old, who only on the force for about a year ago, a gunshot wound to the chest around 7:50 pm reported.

The police responding to the scene found the unidentified agent had been shot, and he was later pronounced dead at Jersey City Medical Center.

City spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said the officer had worked for the Jersey City Police Department for about a year and recently graduated from the police academy, according to

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s office said that the investigation into the shooting, but no suspect was immediately with the name.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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