Fort Lee Police Shooting Investigation is Ongoing: Authorities in New Jersey are looking into a police shooting that seems to be connected to a current drug investigation. Around 1:30 pm on Tuesday, a shooting took place close to the intersection of Whiteman Street and Palisade Avenue.
In footage from NewsCopter 7, bullet holes could be seen in a Toyota Camry, with several of them going through the front windscreen. The street was also covered with a dozen or more bullets. People watching in shock grabbed their phones and dove for shelter.
Ian Aragonez, a witness, stated, “There was a lot of yelling just before the shooting, and that’s why it was alarming, I was like what’s happening.” Along with numerous other residents of this bustling area near the Fort Lee shopping center, Aragonez, who lives directly across the street, attempted to make sense of it all.
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The Drug Enforcement Administration seems to have been involved in some kind of undercover police operation in this instance. Later, according to the DEA, the incident was the result of a drug investigation that focused on the Camry.
Uncertainty surrounds what transpired next, but the Camry ultimately came under fire from at least one agent before colliding with a pole. After receiving a leg wound, the male driver was sent to Hackensack University Medical Center. The driver’s injuries, according to the DEA, are not life-threatening.
Two further individuals were detained right away. None of the two agents were hurt. Residents claimed to have heard the bullets and run for safety. Tom Ko, the proprietor of the store, said, “I heard a few rounds fired, did a quick duck, and saw the police had it under control.”
“I also have a gun for my store, so my initial inclination was to go get that and check what the situation was, but from what I was informed of, everything is well.” Police determined the area to be secure, and no schools were ever in danger. Although there were no injuries to civilians, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is still looking into the use of force.