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Gunman who killed civilian shoots, wounds 3 police officers

August 9, 2019
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An Essex County Sheriff's deputy walks away from a crime scene on Myrtle Avenue, Thursday Aug. 8, 2019, in Irvington, N.J. A gunman who killed a civilian in a town outside Newark shot and wounded three police officers who responded to the scene. Authorities identified the gunman, who was fatally wounded, as 39-year-old Kaizen Crossen, of Irvington. (Aristide Economopoulos/NJ Advance Media via AP)
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An Essex County Sheriff's deputy walks away from a crime scene on Myrtle Avenue, Thursday Aug. 8, 2019, in Irvington, N.J. A gunman who killed a civilian in a town outside Newark shot and wounded three police officers who responded to the scene. Authorities identified the gunman, who was fatally wounded, as 39-year-old Kaizen Crossen, of Irvington. (Aristide Economopoulos/NJ Advance Media via AP)

IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A gunman who killed a civilian in a town outside Newark shot and wounded three police officers who responded to the scene.

The confrontation occurred Thursday morning, a few blocks from the Garden State Parkway in Irvington.

The state attorney general’s office said officers were responding to a shooting in which an unarmed 20-year-old man was killed. Authorities identify the gunman as 39-year-old Kaizen Crossen, of Irvington. The 20-year-old’s identity has not been released.

Officials say the first officer who arrived exchanged gunfire with Crossen and was struck in the legs. Additional officers responded and also exchanged gunfire with Crossen. None of the officers’ wounds were life-threatening. Their names haven’t been released.

Crossen was fatally wounded.

The attorney’s general office says no other information is being released at this time.

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