TRENTON – A Burlington County man shot dead by a city police officer has been hospitalized and faces criminal charges, authorities said Monday.
Jajuan Henderson, 29, of Burlington, was injured during a meeting with Trenton police around 12:15 a.m. Saturday, according to Mercer County Attorney’s Office.
It says the shooting happened “as a result of meeting Henderson in the car”, but did not provide any other details.
Henderson was taken to Trenton Hospital, then transferred to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
His condition is reported to be stable on Monday.
Henderson is charged with four counts of aggravated assault, as well as individual counts of resistance to detention and obstruction.
The charges are just charges, Henderson has not been convicted in the case.
“There were no victims,” the prosecutor’s office said.
It alleges that one officer shot Henderson, but four officers were placed on administrative leave after the incident.
New Jersey State Police processed the scene of Saturday’s shooting, which prosecutors called standard procedure.
“The Mercer County Homicide Task Force continues to investigate the shooting that is
also a standard protocol for these incidents, ”the statement said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the task force at (609) 989-6406.
Information can also be sent to email@example.com.
Jim Walsh covers state security, economic development and other articles for the Courier-Post, Burlington County Times and The Daily Journal.
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