- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a state police detective was justified when he shot and killed a man who drove a stolen Jeep toward him.

The Union County Prosecutor’s office announced Wednesday that a county grand jury had determined the detective acted in self-defense during the April 2015 incident in Union.

The detective and two colleagues were conducting surveillance of the Jeep, which had been carjacked earlier that month in Bloomfield. When they saw 35-year-old Sayreville resident Daniel Wolfe entering the Jeep, they converged on it to arrest him.

But Wolfe drove the Jeep in reverse, ramming a parked vehicle. He then accelerated forward and drove at the detective, who fired two shots. One bullet hit Wolfe in the left shoulder and the second bullet entered his upper torso, striking multiple internal organs.


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