Just after 11:00 PM Sunday February 6, 2011, Paramus police officer Rachel Morgan was shot several times and was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center, where she is being attended to by medical staff.
A male suspect operating a silver vehicle southbound on route 17 in Paramus entered the Garden State Parkway entrance and lost control of his vehicle. Officer Morgan, who had been in pursuit of the suspect car, was fired upon by the male upon arriving at the scene. Officer Morgan and a backup Paramus patrol officer returned fire and the male suspect was hit several times. He is in critical condition and was brought to St Joseph Hospital.
The matter is being investigated by the Bergen County Prosecutors Office as well as the Paramus Police Department.