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Local Man, 29, Identified As Person Who Allegedly Pointed Gun at Toms River Officers

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Timothy Sauers, accused of pointing a gun at Toms River police officers. (Photo: Ocean County Department of Corrections)
Timothy Sauers, accused of pointing a gun at Toms River police officers. (Photo: Ocean County Department of Corrections)

Authorities have identified a 29-year-old Toms River man as the person who was shot Thursday night after allegedly pointing a gun at Toms River police officers.

Timothy Sauers, 29, of Hightstown Lane, was shot by the officers, then fled over a concrete bulkhead and jumped into the Toms River, where Tactical Response Officers found him about an hour after 11:32 p.m. incident.

Sauers was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive his wounds.

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The incident occurred near the intersection of Cedar Drive and Haines Drive in Toms River, south of Route 37 near the river, when officers approached a suspicious vehicle. Sauer allegedly quickly exited the vehicle and pointed a gun at the officers, at which point they fired at him.

According to a copy of a criminal complaint obtained by Shorebeat, Sauers is charged with possessing a firearm without a permit, pointing a firearm in the direction of another person and possessing a firearm for an unlawful purpose.


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  • Frank Rizzo

    Too bad the cop was not a better shot

  • Goodgrief

    I bet the officer is happy that Sauers will live.