A Newark Police detective was fatally shot earlier this morning attempting to stop an armed robbery outside of a club in Paterson.

Det. Michael Morgan, 32, was shot outside the Sunrise Lounge club on Straight Street around 3 a.m., and was taken to nearby St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries, reports the Star-Ledger.

The officer was a member of the agency's narcotics squad.

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