A Jersey City driver was shot in the head after he dragged a Jersey City officer with his vehicle in early Thursday. According to authorities reports, around 1AM two officers pulled over a stolen vehicle near the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Virginia Avenue. As the officers approached the vehicle the driver took off, dragging one of the officers a short distance. While being dragged by the vehicle, the officer was able to pull out his gun and shot the driver. The driver was struck in the head.

Both the driver and the officer were taken to Jersey City Medical Center and are expected to recover. Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the incident and names of the driver or the officers have yet to be released.

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Following the shooting the Jersey City Mayor’s Office released the following statement;

As the use of deadly force is the most serious action an officer takes on our behalf, Mayor Fulop has consistently supported an impartial investigation by a completely different entity and a presentation of the facts to a grand jury in all such cases. As always, we will cooperate fully with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

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