Banquet Hall Shootout Leaves Two Officers Injured, Suspect Dead in New York-New Jersey Incident

NEW YORK CITY, New York – Two police officers, one from the NYPD and the other from New Jersey, were shot during a confrontation that also left the suspect dead at a banquet hall in Middlesex County. The incident occurred in the early hours of the morning, prompting an investigation by the New Jersey state attorney general’s office.

Law enforcement officials responded to reports of a potential active shooter at Royal Albert’s Palace in Woodbridge Township. The NYPD had placed a license plate alarm on a vehicle connected to a homicide case in East Harlem, which led to the involvement of officers from both New York and New Jersey.

Following a confrontation with police, the suspect reportedly emerged from the building and began firing shots. The ensuing exchange of gunfire resulted in the suspect’s death and left an NYPD officer with a gunshot wound to the foot and a New Jersey officer injured in the back. Fortunately, both officers are expected to recover from their injuries.

The scene of the incident was cordoned off by authorities, with police vehicles from various departments present at the location, indicating an extensive law enforcement response. As investigations continue, the New Jersey state attorney general’s office is expected to provide further details regarding the case.

In a statement later in the day, NJ Attorney General Matthew Platkin commended the swift actions of law enforcement officers while emphasizing the need to prevent violence against those who risk their lives to ensure community safety. Platkin underscored the crucial role of collaboration in combating gun violence and vowed to work closely with law enforcement partners to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident.