Police Shoot Man With Gun During Traffic Stop in New Jersey: Authorities

Police in New Jersey shot and wounded a man who they said brandished a gun during a traffic stop late on Thursday.

Officers were patrolling near Cedar and Haines drives in Toms River when they spotted a suspicious vehicle in the area, according to the Toms River Police Department.

The officers stopped the car and its driver, a 29-year-old man, allegedly got out of the vehicle suddenly and pulled out a gun.

Police shot the man at least twice before he ran down a dead-end street and jumped over a bulkhead and into the Toms River.

Law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York that it was unclear if the man fired his weapon before being shot.

Police searched for the man for about an hour and was given medical assistance by officers before being taken to a hospital, according to Toms River police. Sources said that the man is expected to survive his injuries.

A gun was recovered at the scene, sources said. 

No officers were hurt, according to police. 

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the case.

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