According to Bloomfield officials, today at 1:46 pm, police were alerted of a wanted felony vehicle out of East Orange traveling west on Bloomfield Avenue from Ampere Parkway. Officers observed the car stopped in traffic on Bloomfield Avenue and Orange Street.
As officers approached the vehicle on foot and pleaded with the driver to exit the locked vehicle.
After a period of time, the driver accelerated the vehicle and struck a civilian car and a police vehicle before accelerating at the officers.
Police say officers then fired at the driver of the vehicle, who then sped off to Orange, where the car was found.
The suspect was later apprehended and is in police custody at University Hospital.
The shooting incident is being handled by the Essex County Prosecutors Office to ensure the integrity and transparency of the investigation.