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Off-Duty New Jersey Trooper Fires at Car With Teens Inside: AG

Authorities say an off-duty New Jersey state trooper fired three shots at a car with three young men inside who had knocked on his door by mistake early Sunday.

The Attorney General's office says the trooper suspected the three were trying to enter his Sparta residence.

Police say two 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old fled after a verbal exchange. They got in their car and drove away and the trooper fired when the car did not stop. No one was injured.

Authorities say the unidentified officer used his personal weapon. No criminal charges have been filed and the shooting remains under investigation.

One of the three, Jesse Barkhorn, says they knocked on the door by mistake while looking for the house of a friend who lives next door.

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