Elizabeth man found guilty of attempted murder for running down a woman with his car

An Elizabeth man involved in a road rage incident was found guilty of attempted murder.

William Aguirre

Feb 9, 2024, 10:25 PM

Updated 166 days ago


A man who ran down a woman with his car on April 12, 2022, was found guilty of attempted murder, according to police.
The encounter was all caught on video on a neighbor’s security camera. In the video, 56-year-old Vincent Jean appears to run a woman over multiple times.
Isaac, who did not wish to share his last name, provided the video to News 12 with permission from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.
“He turned the car around and drove over her again. The lunatic – a maniac. He drove over her again, and the people were screaming,” Isaac says.
He says that he still can’t believe what he witnessed, that someone would try to repeatedly run another person down with their vehicle.
“I couldn’t sleep at night. Still thinking about it,” Isaac says.
Witnesses say that Jean was backing down the one-way Salem Avenue when he hit another car, driven by a 23-year-old woman. That woman got out of her car to take pictures of the fender before Jean could leave in his Mitsubishi SUV. Witnesses say that the act of trying to take photos is what apparently set Jean off.
Police discovered the victim on the front lawn of a nearby house suffering from severe injuries. She was transported to University Hospital in critical condition.
Jean was found by police a few hours later in his damaged car and taken into custody.
He was found guilty of attempted murder, aggravated assault and endangering an injured victim among other charges in a Union County court Friday morning. Jean faces up to 25 years in prison.
His sentencing is scheduled for April 12.

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