AG's office: State trooper shoots suspect in Paterson

Authorities say a New Jersey state trooper shot a man as the suspect tried to run him over last night in Paterson.The state Attorney General's

PATERSON - Authorities say a New Jersey state trooper shot a man as the suspect tried to run him over last night in Paterson.

The state Attorney General's Office says troopers were trying to make a drug arrest in the area of a shopping mall parking lot located at Chamberlain Avenue and West Broadway when 26-year-old Ariel Acosta of Paterson drove toward the detective.

Officials say the detective, whose name has not been released, fired one shot, striking Acosta in the upper chest area. The detective was hit in the right leg by Acosta's car. He's hospitalized in stable condition.

Acosta was treated and released from St. Joseph Medical Center. He's charged with attempted murder, weapons and drug charges.

Two other suspects face weapons and drug charges. All remain in custody.

The Attorney General's Office is investigating the use of force.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 36-year-old woman was beaten and raped in 1 Woman beaten, raped at gunpoint in Highland Park
Crews battled a large fire at the Marcal 2 Crews battle fire at Marcal Paper building in Elmwood Park
Two Ridgewood firefighters were hurt battling house fire 3 2 firefighters hurt battling house fire in Glen Rock
Choices and Chances: NJ’s Heroin Epidemic 4 Choices and Chances: NJ's Heroin Epidemic
VIDEO: Chopper 12 over car crash into Washington 5 VIDEO: Chopper 12 over car crash into Washington Township home

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE