3 Lakewood Police Officers Injured in Pursuit of Wanted Suspect; Suspect Rammed Police Vehicle

PHOTO: Multiple Lakewood Police Officers were injured during a pursuit of a wanted suspect Friday evening, Sergeant Maureen McGilloway confirms to TLS.

At about 7 PM last night, Street Crimes Units spotted a wanted suspect in a vehicle on Ocean Avenue and directed a marked unit to stop the car. But the suspect eluded police and continued driving, McGilloway says.

The Detectives who initiated the call approached from the other direction, and when the suspect spotted them – and a Detective getting out of his car, he rammed into the unmarked vehicle, injuring the Detective, McGilloway says. The suspect then ran from his vehicle and a foot chase ensued.

Multiple officers  chased the suspect into a swampy area, and apprehended him minutes later.

During the foot pursuit, two other officers were injured from falling, the Sergeant says.

The Detective suffered a leg injury, and the other officers suffered leg and hand injuries. They were all transported to Kimball Medical Center where they were treated and released, McGilloway says.

The suspect, who was reportedly under the influence of a substance at the time, was charged with Motor Vehicle violations, Eluding Police and with Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer among other charges.

He was transported to the Ocean County Jail. TLS- Photo credit: Traffic & Safety Officer Erik Menck.

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  1. May the officers have a speedy recovery.
    May the suspect rot in his prison cell for many years.

    Thank you LPD for your outstanding work.

  2. LPD’s Finest are to be commended for their consistent and dedicated work. My best wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured officers,

    The suspect, at one point or another, choose to be impaired. His choice in this matter is needs to be taken into account. We can no longer lighten the consequences of one’s actions by merely saying that he was impaired.

    The suspect used his vehicle as a weapon against Law Enforcement Officers. For this, he should spend hard time,

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