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The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office says an officer on duty was grazed during the West Orange shooting

WEST ORANGE, New Jersey (WABC) – An officer on duty was hit by a grazing bullet after intervening in a robbery at a New Jersey store, according to authorities.

The West Orange Police Department said the sequence of events began just after 3 p.m. at Krauszer’s convenience store at 12 South Valley Road in West Orange.

They say a West Orange Police officer on duty suffered a non-life-threatening injury while trying to intervene in a store robbery.

The suspect opened fire once before fleeing.

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The officer was taken to University Hospital in Newark, where he is in a stable condition and being treated.

Police said a potential suspect is in custody and a vehicle has been impounded by Newark Police.

Authorities say the injured officer was able to identify the suspect in custody.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Huynh Nguyen

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