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Police-involved shooting at Paterson shopping center

Friday, September 21, 2012

Authorities in New Jersey are investigating a police-involved shooting during an undercover drug investigation Thursday night.

Police say a New Jersey State Police detective was approaching a car in the parking lot of the Chamberlain Avenue Shopping Center, located at Chamberlain Avenue and West Broadway, in Paterson around 9:30 p.m.

The driver allegedly took off, hitting the detective.

The trooper opened fire and shot one person inside the car in the shoulder.

Three people were arrested.

Both the suspect and the officer were taken to St. Joseph's Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

The New Jersey Attorney General's shooting response team is handling the investigation.

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