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CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) – Police shot a man who they say tried to strike them with his vehicle, after hitting two others earlier that night.

Wednesday evening, 32-year-old Edgar Carrasquillo allegedly got into an argument with a group of people outside of a store on Chestnut Street near Broadway in Camden, New Jersey.

He is accused of then getting into his vehicle and driving directly into two people he was arguing with. The pedestrians were both able to avoid getting hit, but he then allegedly accelerated into two others who had also been involved in the argument, striking them both.

One of the victims is listed in critical but stable condition. The other was treated and released.

During an investigation later that night, officers found a license plate at the scene and connected it to Carrasquillo’s vehicle.

After attempting to flee from police, Carrasquillo allegedly tried to strike them with his vehicle. An officer then fired his weapon, striking Carasquillo. He was treated at Cooper Hospital and released to Camden County Jail on Thursday.

He has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Assault by Auto, Eluding, Endangering an Injured Victim and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

An investigation is ongoing.


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