The man shot by an off-duty Essex County Department of Corrections officer is accused of robbing the officer, authorities confirmed Saturday. Jalen Pierce, 22, of West Orange, faces robbery and weapons offenses after the early Friday incident, according to Essex County Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman Katherine Carter. Pierce remained hospitalized Saturday. His injuries were not considered life-threatening and he was listed in stable condition, a previous statement from the prosecutor's office said.
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