​Carjack Suspect Shot: Police shoot suspect during arrest​​

July 19, 2021

Carjack Suspect Shot

Carjack Suspect Shot

Carjack Suspect Shot: Police shoot suspect during arrest. A man was injured while trying to flee from a stolen vehicle along Routes 1 & 9 in Newark, New Jersey, authorities said.

Police pursued the suspect in a stolen Land Rover from Frelinghuysen Avenue and East Bigelow Street to a parking lot.

That’s when three men bailed out of the vehicle and got into an Audi near the SpringHill Suite. As officers try to take the men into custody, one of them drove the Audi toward police, according to Det. Eugenio Gonzalez. That’s when one of the officers opened fire and struck a suspect, police said.

The other two men escaped. No police officers were injured, Gonzalez said.

The injured person, who was not identified by police, was taken to University Hospital in the city.

With two suspects still on the loose it’s hard to know what else could transpire.

It is unknown whether the men are considered armed and/or dangerous but if you have any information you are encouraged to call police.

Police are hoping that the suspect in custody might give them the information they need to make additional arrests.