BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Earlier Monday TAPinto Bloomfield reported a shooting in the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Newark Ave. Since then, we have received additional information regarding the incident.
According to a Facebook post by Mayor Michael Venezia;
Today at 1:46 pm our ALPR system alerted our PD of a wanted felony vehicle out of East Orange traveling west on Bloomfield Ave from Ampere Parkway. Officers observed the vehicle stopped in traffic on Bloomfield Ave and Orange Street. As officers approached the vehicle on foot and pleaded with the driver to exit the locked vehicle. After a period of time the driver accelerated the vehicle and struck a civilian car and a police vehicle before accelerating at the officers. Officers then fired at the driver of the vehicle, who then sped off to Orange, NJ where the vehicle was found. The suspect was later apprehended and is in police custody at University Hospital. The shooting incident is being handled by the Essex County Prosecutors Office to ensure the integrity and transparency of the investigation."
A video of the incident was captured by Henri Frederique that was shared with us. The video is attached to this article.
TAPinto reached out to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office for comment but have not received a response. We will update the story as we receive further information.