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.