NJ man wounded in police shooting charged with weapons counts

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a man wounded in a New Jersey police shooting that killed another man has been charged with weapons offenses.

The Essex County prosecutor's office says 39-year-old Philip Belton of East Orange is charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, a rifle and a shotgun as well as being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon.

Prosecutors say a task force tried to arrest Belton and 29-year-old Paul Braswell in a traffic stop Wednesday in Newark, and "one or more officers fired their service weapons." Braswell was killed and Belton was wounded. He is hospitalized in stable condition. The officers haven't been identified and It's unclear if either suspect fired a weapon.

A listed number for Belton couldn't be found Saturday; it's unclear whether he has an attorney.