CORRECTION OFFICER INJURED AT MOUNTAINVIEW YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY – shoots himself

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced that an investigation is
underway involving what appears to be an accidental discharge of a firearm that occurred at the
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility in Annandale.
According to Prosecutor Kearns, “On December 31, 2017 at approximately 10:00 PM, a member
of the New Jersey Department of Corrections sustained a non-life threatening injury after his offduty
weapon discharged accidentally. The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating
the incident.”
The Prosecutor added, “Members of the Clinton Rescue Squad and Paramedics from Hunterdon
Medical Center responded to the scene to treat the victim. The victim was transported to
Morristown Memorial Hospital for treatment. The correction officer’s name is being withheld
due to the ongoing investigation.”