Jersey officer guns down man in Juniata Park

An off-duty New Jersey correctional officer shot a 28-year-old man to death early this morning in Juniata Park, police said.

The victim, whose name wasn't released, was shot once in the chest and once in the abdomen at  2:30 a.m. on Luzerne Street near J, police said. He was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 3:02 a.m.

The circumstances are unclear. Police are expected to release more details later today.

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