Undercover Toms River Cop Struck and Injured During Investigation


UPDATE: Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

LAKEWOOD – An undercover Toms River Police Detective engaged in a narcotics investigation was struck by the subject he was investigating Tuesday night.

As the Detective approached the suspect’s vehicle on River Avenue in Lakewood, the suspect drove forward and struck the officer, who rolled over the vehicle’s hood and windshield.

“I can confirm that a motor vehicle crash involving a detective did occur in our town, however that detective is from Toms River P.D.,” said Lakewood Police Department spokesperson Capt. Gregory Staffordsmith.

The Detective, whose identity has not been released, is being treated at Community Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The subject was arrested and will be charged for the incident.

We will keep you updated with further information if it becomes available.

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