Police arrest man who allegedly tried to run over Toms River police officer
TOMS RIVER - Police in Ocean County have arrested a man who allegedly tried to run over a Toms River police officer.
The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office says the incident happened at around 4:16 p.m. Wednesday. Toms River police say they approached a vehicle on foot when the driver attempted to run one of the officers over. The officer then allegedly fired a shot and the driver fled on foot.
Authorities say the driver is Shamar Kerr, 24, of Jackson. He is being charged with attempted murder and eluding police, among other charges.
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The incident occurred while police were tracking a vehicle that may have been involved in drug activity in the neighborhood.