Wild pursuit: 3 Newark police officers released from hospital following carjacking, car crashes

A Newark police vehicle was struck at Madison and Shanley avenues. The vehicle wound up in the front yard of a home.

Tony Caputo and Bob Doda

Apr 25, 2023, 4:15 PM

Updated 453 days ago

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Three Newark police officers were released from the hospital after what officials say was a wild pursuit that began in Kenilworth.
Police say they spotted a vehicle that had been carjacked at gunpoint from Kenilworth near Springfield Avenue and Market Street. They tried to pull the driver over but say he instead led them on a chase through Newark, East Orange, Belleville and Irvington.
During that pursuit, the suspect’s vehicle struck a Newark police vehicle at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Irvine Turner Boulevard.
During the chase, another unmarked Newark police vehicle was struck by a private vehicle at Springfield Avenue and Hunterdon Street. A civilian driver was taken to University Hospital. 
In the end, another Newark police vehicle was struck at Madison and Shanley avenues. The vehicle wound up in the front yard of a home.
Two of the injured officers were involved in that accident.
The suspect’s vehicle eventually stopped in the 700 block of S. 14th Street, where three suspects took off on foot. They were eventually arrested inside a vacant home.
All three injured officers were treated at University Hospital for pain and released. There was no further information released about the suspects.


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