FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Massive Manhunt Launched After Shooting of N.J. Officer

February 01, 2010  | 

Before he was shot by at least two men in a Dodge Magnum, Fairfield police officer Gerald Veneziano gave a colleague the car’s license plate number — a piece of evidence authorities are hoping will be the assailants’ undoing.

The black Magnum with at least two men inside was parked just a few blocks from police headquarters, in an industrial park on Fairfield Road, when it caught Veneziano’s eye as the officer drove to work Saturday night. Acting on his suspicions, authorities said, Veneziano called the station to run a license plate check.

Less than five minutes later, the 26-year-old officer lay at the curb, partially conscious and suffering from multiple gunshots. The Magnum had vanished — but, authorities said, not before Veneziano got off some rounds.

Detailing the calamitous encounter, acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino today said several law enforcement agencies have formed a task force and launched a massive manhunt to find the people who shot Veneziano. The officer remained hospitalized tonight in critical but stable condition at University Hospital in Newark.

Read Full Story at the NJ.com

Tags: Officer Down, Fairfield (N.J.) PD, Assaults on Officers


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

U.S. Park Officer Tells of His Response to 2013 Navy Yard Shooting
Nearly one year after the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, one of the officers...
Killer Who Shot NYPD Officer in 1974 Up for Parole
The 67-year-old twice-convicted killer is up for parole in November, but the officer's...
N.Y. Port Authority Officers Deliver Baby on the George Washington Bridge
A taxi pulled over and asked for assistance from Port Authority officers as a mother in...
2 Georgia Deputies Shot, 1 Dead, in Confrontation with Suicidal Man
Monroe County Deputies responded to a report of a suicidal man with a gun when gunfire...
Border Agent Killed in Head-on Collision in Texas
A two-vehicle collision near Carrizo Springs, Texas, early Friday claimed a Border Patrol...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine