A driver suffering from gunshot wounds crashed more than a mile away after police said he sideswiped a New Jersey police officer and his cruiser overnight.
The incident began with a traffic stop at Chestnut & Walnut avenues in Trenton after 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, said Trenton Police Det. Lt. Steve Varn.
During the stop, the driver, identified by police as 23-year-old Jeremiah Sanchez, tried to run down the officers, striking an officer outside of his patrol vehicle. The officer was treated for a leg injury, his partner wasn't seriously hurt.
The officers opened fire, striking Sanchez in his neck and arm, said police. Despite being shot, Sanchez fled the scene, said investigators.
Police found Sanchez— suffering from the bullet wounds — and his car about 1-1/2 miles away along E State Street in Hamilton Township. He had slammed into multiple parked cars before coming to a stop, said investigators.
Doctors treated Sanchez and he remained in Capital Health Medical Center - Fuld in stable condition Wednesday morning.
Varn didn't say if Sanchez was previously known to police.