State Police Arrest Four in Connection with Shooting of Task Force Vehicle

February 12, 2020

On Scene News Photos and story provided by Brian McCarthy

Trenton, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police have arrested three men and one woman in connection to the shooting of a task force vehicle earlier today in Trenton.

Based on the preliminary investigation, at approximately 2:17 p.m., a Hamilton Township police officer assigned to the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Central Unit Task Force observed a shooting in progress in the area of West State Street and Parkside Avenue.

The officer, who was operating an unmarked task force vehicle, followed the suspect vehicle to the area of the Oakland Park Apartments on Coolidge Avenue when he was fired upon. The task force car was struck, but the officer was not injured.

When the suspect vehicle stopped, multiple occupants fled on foot. At this time, three male suspects and one female suspect are in State Police custody, and several weapons have been recovered.

This is an active investigation, and there is no additional information available.