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Ex-con shot by retired Union City police officer dies, had loaded handgun, sources say

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An ex-con who died of his injuries today after being shot over the weekend in Newark by a retired Union City police officer was carrying a loaded .38-caliber revolver, sources with direct knowledge of the incident told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Authorities also are expected to announce that they’ve secured a surveillance video of the incident.

The retired officer was working as a UPS security guard when 26-year-old Devin Grimes and another man who were in a pickup truck — and wearing masks — ordered him out of his Infiniti at gunpoint around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, law enforcement sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT tonight.

That’s when he reached for his fully-licensed .45-caliber Glock, they said.

“Fearing that he would be executed, he turned in his seat and fired several rounds at the suspect, hitting him five times,” one source said.

The other man drove off in the pickup, another said.

Grimes was taken to University Hospital in Newark and initially was on emergency dialysis, according to a published report.

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