YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A New Jersey State Police detective hit by a car was fine and a suspect was being treated for a gunshot wound in the shoulder, both at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, after an undercover drug deal in Paterson went bad Thursday night, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned.
UPDATE: A New Jersey State Police trooper shot a Paterson driver last night as he tried to run him over while trying to flee a drug arrest, state authorities confirmed this morning. The driver is charged with attempted murder of a police officer, among other offenses. READ MORE….
The detective was involved in an undercover drug deal at the corner of Chamberlain and West Broadway when he was nearly run down by a suspect, a law enforcement source told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.
The detective — who was struck by the blue Lexus – fired off at least one round, hitting a suspect in the shoulder, three separate sources confirmed.
The suspect had lost blood and was unconscious when he was brought in to St. Joe’s but later regained consciousness and was expected to survive, another law enforcement source told CLIFFVIEW PILOT at 11:45 p.m. Thursday.
At least two others with him were taken into custody.