NJ Trooper Shoots Driver After Chase

The driver led police on a chase that ended in a front lawn, officials said

Wednesday, May 2, 2012  |  Updated 8:21 AM EDT
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NJ Trooper Shoots Driver After Chase

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A man was shot early Wednesday after leading New Jersey state troopers on a chase than ended on the front lawn of a Brick Township home, officials said.

The 30-year-old driver was seriously injured but is expected to recover, state police said.

Officials said they tried to pull over the driver, who was behind the wheel of a white Nissan Pathfinder, when they observed him making a moving violation at about 12:30 a.m. on Route 29 in West Trenton.

He did not stop, instead continuing onto Interstate 195 eastbound. Troopers said the driver fired a gun during the chase.

Officials said the pursuit ended on Carolina Avenue, when the driver pulled the Pathfinder onto the lawn and ran to the front door, allegedly ignoring troopers' commands.

Police said one trooper fired and struck him.

Officials are investigating. The driver has not yet been charged.

Police said the same vehicle had been involved in a police pursuit in Pennsylvania earlier in the evening.

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