Man Allegedly Shot Undercover Garfield NJ Officer, Faces Attempted Murder Charges
Three men accused of being involved in the shooting an undercover cop in Garfield New Jersey recently pleaded not guilty to criminal charges stemming from the shooting.
The shooting occurred in Garfield, NJ in 2014. According to Bergen County authorities, the three suspects intended to rob the undercover cop during a prearranged drug sale. The suspects allegedly brought a bag of oregano with them when they arrived at a Marshalls department store in Garfield, New Jersey.
When the undercover officer showed up, one of the suspects reportedly approached the cop’s vehicle and demanded cash. A struggle ensued, with other police officers subsequently running toward the vehicle.
During the violent altercation, the suspect allegedly took out a handgun and shot the undercover officer. The officer sustained injuries to his hip and ankle in the shooting.
After allegedly shooting the officer, the suspect reportedly pointed the gun at the other police officers. The suspect was then shot and placed under arrest. The suspect sustained non-fatal injuries as a result of the shooting.
The suspects, who reside in Garfield, Clifton, and Passaic, recently made appearances in Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack, NJ. At the pretrial hearing, the suspects pleaded not guilty.
The three suspects will have to return to Bergen County Superior Court in a few months for a status conference.
The suspect charged with attempted murder is currently being held in New Jersey State Prison on a $2 million bail amount. The other two suspects in the case are being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ in lieu of separate $550,000 bail amounts.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Three Plead Not Guilty in Attempted Robbery of Undercover Cop, Report Says.”