A retired Newark police officer shot a man who allegedly tried to rob him early Wednesday outside a car wash in Elizabeth, authorities said.
The accused assailant, identified as Krishad Jones, 23, of Newark, was charged with second-degree robbery and in police custody at University Hospital, according to the Union County Prosecutor's Office. Jones allegedly tried to take the former officer's car.
Police responded around 5 a.m. to the car wash on Edgar Road, just south of the Bayway Circle, where they found Jones and the retired officer, according to a preliminary investigation by the prosecutor's Shooting Response Team.
"The investigation revealed that the retired officer was physically assaulted just before the shooting took place," the prosecutor's office said in a statement.
Elizabeth officials referred questions to the prosecutor's office, which did not release more information on the shooting. Newark police were not involved in the investigation.
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