Newark man hit, killed by police car during pursuit

Newark police were called to the scene of an alleged assault early this morning.Police say a man, identified as Rahjon Chambers, was assaulting his girlfriend

NEWARK - Newark police were called to the scene of an alleged assault early this morning.

Police say a man, identified as Rahjon Chambers, was assaulting his girlfriend at Nye Avenue and Birks Place when Chambers fled the police, got into his girlfriend?s car and took off.

Investigators say he crashed into a home on Avon Avenue where he then fled on foot. He was subsequently struck by a police cruiser during the pursuit, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Prominent cancer doctor at Mountainside Hospital fatally struck 1 Prominent cancer doctor struck, killed in Essex Fells
Students and their parents trekked along icy patches 2 The Buzz: Schools reopen after storm
3 New Jersey Sportscast, March 22
4 Word on the Street: 'As Young As You Feel Day'
At the Atlantic Terminal Mall, some shoppers shrugged 5 Booklyn gets back to business after snow day

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