Man, 38, shot to death by police after fatally shooting another man, following NJ shootout that injured 3 cops

Kimberly Dole
August 08, 2019 - 12:08 pm

IRVINGTON, NJ (1010 WINS) --  A rifle-wielding, bulletproof vest-wearing suspect -- Kaizen Crossen, 38 -- was fatally shot by police in Irvington Thursday morning after he fatally shot another man, 20, following a shootout during which three officers were injured. 

The 20-year-old died after being shot in the neck. The victim was not armed, according to the Attorney General's office. When police arrived at the scene, responding to a report of a shooting and a man down, the man had already been shot.

NBC4 reports that the mother of the victim identified the victim as Jason Caudle, father of two boys, ages 2 and 1.

"When the first Irvington police officer arrived, he encountered Crossen and shots were exchanged, the Attorney General of New Jersey's office said in a statement. "The officer was struck in the lower part of his legs.  Additional Irvington officers arrived at the scene and multiple officers exchanged gunfire with Crossen.  Two officers suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds in those exchanges, and Crossen was fatally wounded.  Crossen and the man he shot were taken to University Hospital in Newark, where they were pronounced dead.  The three officers were also taken to University Hospital, where all were reported in stable condition.

Following the shootout, a rifle was recovered from the scene.

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