Skip to main content

Suspect Fires Shot During Maplewood Attempted Carjacking


According to police, at approximately 4:15 pm today, an attempted carjacking robbery occurred in the area of 44 Oakland Road.

Police say the suspect, described as a young black male, exited another vehicle and approached a female driver who was seated in her vehicle at the time.

The actor then pointed a handgun at the victim and told her to exit the vehicle.

Police say the victim then proceeded to drive away at which point the actor shot off a round into the side of the vehicle.

The victim was not injured.

According to police, the suspect’s vehicle is described as an older model 4 door silver Honda.

The suspect vehicle fled towards Prospect St. with at least two occupants inside.

Detectives are currently investigating.

Any persons with information or possible video are asked to contact the Police Department at 973-762-1234. Witnesses can provide information anonymously. This is an active investigation.