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Corrections Officer returns fire on carjacking suspect; Suspect dies

July 25, 2012 2:38:36 AM PDT
A violent night in Newark after a carjacking involving an off-duty corrections officer ends with the suspect dead.

Gunshots were heard from an Eyewitness News crew as early as 4:30 this morning.

According to authorities the alleged carjacker approached the unidentified Corrections Officer near the intersection of 7th street and 14th avenue in Newark shortly after 11:00 p.m.

The suspect allegedly shot at the off-duty officer first who then returned fire. The suspect died on the street.

A family member of the suspect says the family wants to know exactly what happened. That person says the victim is 20-years-old and has family in the hour.

The Corrections Officer is at the hospital and is expected to survive.

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