Police: Trenton Detective Shoots Drug Dealer Suspect

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)Trenton police said a city detective shot and wounded a suspected drug dealer after the man pointed a loaded handgun at him.

Police Director Joseph Juniak said 32-year-old Aaron Veh Carter of Trenton, was shot several times, but his wounds were not considered to be life-threatening. He was taken to Capital Regional Medical Center at Fuld Hospital, but further details on his injuries were not disclosed.

Juniak said the shooting occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m., after police saw an apparent drug deal Carter was involved in.

Carter ran off but was soon tackled by the detective, whose name was not disclosed. The detective then tried to handcuff Carter, but he escaped and ran off.

A brief chase then ensued before Carter pulled out his weapon, and the detective shot him.

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One Comment

  1. JustSaying says:

    Sounds to me like the detective needs to spend more time at the range! That way it ends here, no trial, no appeals, no bogus lawsuit against the police and no taxpayer funded prison time. It should have been one and done!

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