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Capt. Stephen Jones - ext. 6513
Lt. Brian Polite - ext. 6514
SFC Gregory Williams - ext. 6515
A/Sgt. Jeff Flynn - ext. 6516
Tpr. Alina Gutierrez-Spies - ext. 6531

September 30, 2014

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Statement Regarding Newark Incident

Newark, N.J. - At approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning, police responded to a report of a stolen car at the Alamo car rental company on Rt. 1&9. The suspect driver fled the scene in a silver Monte Carlo that was located by a State Police detective nearby. That detective attempted to apprehend the driver and was injured in that encounter, which involved a collision between the trooperís car and the Monte Carlo. The detective was taken to UMDNJ to be treated for several injuries.

The suspect driver fled that scene and abandoned the Monte Carlo near South 11th Street and 9th Avenue in Newark. He remains at large.

The Attorney Generalís Shooting Response Team is investigating the incident. More information will be issued when possible.

Any information regarding the identity and location of the Monte Carlo's driver should be passed to the Shooting Response Team Command Post at (973) 344-1099.

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