ELIZABETH, N.J. — Authorities say two Elizabeth police officers fired shots at a man who allegedly struck another officer with his car.
Union County prosecutors say the officers were at a restaurant early Saturday when they saw a vehicle that may have been used in a recent robbery. They went outside to investigate and encountered 21-year-old city resident Farris Mangoub Taielkrim, who allegedly had a handgun.
Taielkrim got in the vehicle and sped away, striking the officer. The other two then shot at Taielkrim, but authorities say no one was hit by the bullets.
The officer struck by the car was treated for lacerations.
Taielkrim was found in Orange later Saturday. He’s charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.
It wasn’t known Sunday if Taielkrim has retained an attorney.