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NJ officer shoots, kills suspect during struggle

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PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A home invasion suspect allegedly armed with a knife was shot and killed by a northern New Jersey police officer who was trying to apprehend him.

The shooting occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday in Paterson, when the city officer encountered a motorist who fit the description of a man wanted in connection with the home invasion. A struggle ensued, and the officer fired one round which hit the suspect.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later. The officer also was taken to the hospital for an evaluation, but further details on his condition have not been disclosed.

The incident marked the third time in the past week that a Paterson police officer was involved in a shooting.