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Cops: Toms River Man Pulled Gun On Officers, Jumped Into River After Being Shot

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Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)
Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Toms River police say no officers were injured after a township man pulled a gun on them at 11:32 p.m. Thursday night.

Officers on patrol at the time approached a suspicious vehicle near the corner of Cedar Drive and Haines Road, said police spokesman Ralph Stocco. The officers made contact with a 29-year-old township man who has not yet been identified publicly.

“During the interaction the man suddenly exited his vehicle and pulled a gun on the officers,” Stocco said.

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The officers fired, resulting in the suspect receiving at least one wound. The man, however, fled and jumped into the Toms River, leaping over a concrete bulkhead at the end of the street, Stocco said.

Cedar Drive and Haines Road, Toms River. (Credit: Google Maps)
Cedar Drive and Haines Road, Toms River. (Credit: Google Maps)

A search was conducted with the assistance of the NJ State Police Aviation Unit as well as the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. The suspect was located an hour later by Tactical Response Officers and medical assistance was immediately administered, said Stocco. He was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment by Toms River Police EMS.

The investigation into the incident will be led by the Ocean County Prosecutors Office from this point forward. Stocco said more information on the case will be released publicly by the prosecutor’s office later.


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  • George

    If you have a gun and point it at the cops regardless of your color your as good as dead! If your crazy, if your in a rage, if you just cannot cope anymore your dead. The cop wants to go home to his family just like everyone else and Dallas shows that no matter who you are a blue uniform is a target for some. Good men or women will be just as dead in uniform as a any perceived bad cop. Hard to feel bad for someone who is a known criminal with a huge record, holding a gun on his person and then decides to fight the cops. Sure sign that you are not going to make it!

    • Donald Trump for President

      How about if you are just driving in your car, ” with a broken tail light “, with your girlfriend and 4 year old daughter in Minnesota.
      Is that a sure sign that you are not going to make it?

      • J W

        You left out being black. That’s what does it.

      • George

        And that my friend is just stupid talk meant to rile up more stupid’s.
        No cop goes to work intending on shooting someone black or white. Its the end of their life, career, mental stability and reputation. Their families are most often torn apart why? because someone could not follow orders and wants to avoid something mostly incidental. beyond understanding. I have many relatives who are cops, sheriffs and State Troopers. I want everyone to come home and hope they never have to shoot or kill anyone. Black Live Matter is becoming an excuse to shoot cops look at Dallas.

      • J W

        Then why do the cops make quick work of so many unarmed black men? It’s open season on us. And no matter what the ‘circumstances’, the cops always walk free. Freddy Gray didn’t have a gun. Amadou Diallo didnnt either. Shawn Bell didn’t. I think being a cop is an excuse to kill black people. As far as I’m concerned, they’re worse than ISIS to me. Why don’t you do more to shatter white supremacy? Systems of oppression always collapse when the oppressed foundation revolts. Trust me, it’s in the best interest of ‘white Amerikkka’.

      • George

        Because so many black men are out there in the middle of the police’s duty. If you are doing what is right and have no gun or selling any drugs or attacking anyone in a store or outside a store no cop need be involved. Come on man look at life! no cop wants to shot anyone and no cop wants to be shot! and if you resist arrest, have a gun or fail to do as you are directed you directly cause the cop to be afraid. You sound intelligent! when you spread this stuff around and plant it in your head you only make things worse for yourself, your people and everyone in society! The number of black people killed by cops is absolutely minor when compared to whites killed by cops and I for one will stand with the cops as a rule since its their job and protect your ass and mine.

      • J W

        So you’re basically saying all black men are guilty because you assusme there are already a lot of black men who deserve to be shot dead like dogs in the street? You are really exposing white supremacist culture and the jack booted fascist cop cult all for what it is. My cousin never resisted arrest nor did he do anything to deserve being stopped, be still lost 6 teeth. Why, because he was one of those presumably guilty black men you say deserve to die because we’re scccaaaarrrryyyy. You want to know who is responsible for the cops getting shot in Dallas? YOU! If you beat a dog enough, it will bite back. And no one will feel sorry for you. We ain’t taking it any more. #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKPOWER #SMASHWHITESUPREMACY

      • George

        I take it back there is nothing I can say to you my man! I never made a hate remark in my life to another human being. Mad dogs deserve to be shot not people. I’m no racist and surely not a thug or anywhere near a supremacist. It may be strange to you but not one Black person I have known or have been friends with has every had more then a traffic ticket. No one carries a gun or a knife. And I assume none have gone to jail since they would have called me to come and get them. I was brought up in Newark and so it is easy to understand that over the years and in Government employment I do know a great deal of people. I am responsible for Dallas??? I live in Ocean County, how the hell could I do something to cause that. I just don’t listen to BS that people through around about someone shot for no reason! If you fight the cop, resist arrest, have a gun or try to take his your going to get hurt or killed.

        AND
        #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKPOWER #SMASHWHITESUPREMACY
        This is what is wrong with society The group was developed on a lie and now is being pushed as an excuse why someone with a gun was killed. If your rolling on the ground with a cop NO MATTER WHY you should expect to get hurt at the least!
        Your cousin must be that one guy someone hit for absolutely no reason right??? Good luck with that

      • George

        The problem with people like you is that you enrage other people with hate. Pitiful example of hate that I certainly cannot address. But the feelings you have and the hate you expel will only hurt you my man and your family and friends. As a minority you probably have more rights and opportunities than I do. Schools, programs and grants while I have to apply, wait my turn and get no extra consideration. Unless people avoid school they are much better off then my kids will be. Excuses are for weak people who fail on their own. Not because someone else is taking theirs or is against them. Sorry you have so much racial hate. I don’t you are just one person out there and I have avoided people with hate for 67 year.

      • J W

        The white man in his bubble. the only right I have that you don’t is… nothing. It’s open season on us and now a few cops are sad? This happens to black America every damn day. Wanna do something about? Join #BLACKLIVESMATTER. We are not subject people for you to abuse.

      • George

        The group was invented to glorify a street thug! not my kind of glory man. If you see the statistics you would understand better maybe. Black live don’t matter at all in Chicago do they? almost all inner-city areas have these problems and its not whites doing that it people feeding of their own. Gangs, drugs and booze. Good luck with that hate man! I feel sorry for you life can be so much better if you lose that hate. If you hold it inside you will be part of the problem soon too. Im out man your beyond reasoning.

      • Donald Trump for President

        J W is a white liberal pretending to be black.

      • Christie Mitchell

        I always wonder when listening to any people of color why they don’t HATE other ethnic groups or the police officers who are of color that kill….prejudice is prejudice. Which means you not only are ignorant, judgmental, hypocritical but YOU SIR ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM! Not solution. Shame on whomever raised you to believe you are the color of your skin.

      • J W

        44% of the people killed by cops this year are black. We make up 11% of the population. More of us are killed by cops than white and we’re the ‘minority’. Keep living in your fascist cop-suker fantasy land. Cops are the problem. Racist cops. Cops that fear the sight of a black man more than the thought of taking his life. We aren’t gonna take it anymore. #BLACKLIVESMATTER #DESTROYWHITEPOWER

      • Marley

        I see you’re back at it troll.

    • J W

      You don’t need a gun to end up shot dead by a cop. This is America- police lynchings are legal.

    • Donald Trump for President

      George, dont interact with J W.

      Trust me.

    • Marley

      George, trust me too. Don’t interact with JW. He ain’t black number 1 and number 2, he’s just out trolling.

      • George

        I figured that out after a while. Lol

        Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S® 5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

        ——– Original message ——–

      • J W

        That isn’t what your mother said last night.

      • Marley

        Honestly, is that the best response your feeble mind can come up with?