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Newark PD Lieutenant Shoots, Kills Estranged Wife: Source

What to Know

  • A Newark police lieutenant has been arrested after he allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife at her home in Jefferson late Sunday

  • Sources say the officer also shot and seriously injured his wife's boyfriend while two children were inside the home

  • The officer was later taken into custody in Livingston, a law enforcement official said

An off-duty Newark police officer shot and killed his estranged wife and seriously injured her boyfriend in Jefferson, New Jersey, late Sunday night, law enforcement sources confirmed.

Jefferson Township police posted on Facebook early Monday morning and warned residents about "a serious incident" in the White Rock section of Jefferson but didn't go into details. Police sources say the Newark police lieutenant left two children in the house after the shooting and fled.

The woman's boyfriend is in critical condition but the kids were unharmed.

The officer was later Read More – Source

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