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Police exchange shots with group following fatal shooting

April 2, 2018

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Two police officers exchanged gunfire with a group of people in Elizabeth following the fatal shooting of a man.

Authorities say two officers were on routine patrol around 2:30 a.m. Sunday when they heard gunshots coming from a parking lot area. When they arrived at the scene, they encountered the group and determined were involved in the shooting.

At least one member of the group shot at the officers, who returned fire. Neither officer was struck, and it’s not known if any of the group members were hit.

The group then fled in a vehicle that went into Newark. They all remained at large on Monday.

After the shooting occurred, other officers responded to the parking lot and found the body of 26-year-old Irvington resident Daniel Louis.

Authorities declined further comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

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