TOMS RIVER, N.J., (CBS) – Police have taken a man into custody who they say tried to run over a Toms River police officer Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say around 4:16 p.m., Toms River police officers approached a vehicle in the Grande Woodlands Development of Toms River.

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According to police, the vehicle was suspected of being involved in drug activity within the residential neighborhood.

Investigators say the driver, identified by police as 24-year-old Shamar Kerr, of Jackson, N.J., allegedly attempted to run over a police officer with his car. The officer then fired his gun, according to investigators.

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Police say Kerr fled the vehicle on foot.  He was later taken into custody around 8:42 p.m. near the intersection of Route 9 and Cox Cro Road.

According to police, Kerr is facing the following charges: attempted murder, eluding police, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute.  Bail has been set at $500,000.

The investigation continues.

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