DEA Agents Involved in Shooting of Motorist During Investigation in New Jersey

By Allan Lengel

Two DEA agents were involved in a shooting Tuesday afternoon that resulted in a motorist in Fort Lee, N.J., suffering a gunshot wound to the leg.

Screenshot from News 12 video

Details were still scarce on Wednesday.

The Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella issued a statement:

‘The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating a non-fatal shooting that occurred on Whiteman Street in Fort Lee, NJ at approximately 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. The shooting involved two agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration during an ongoing DEA investigation. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he remains in stable condition.

“The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office was notified but requested that the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office undertake the independent investigation of the shooting. Accordingly, the investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. No additional information is available at this time.”

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