UNION, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey State Police shot and killed a man after he drove a stolen Jeep toward them, authorities said.

The shooting occurred around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Mill Run Apartment Complex in Union Township. The troopers were conducting surveillance on the Jeep, which had been carjacked from its owner on April 13 in Bloomfield, according to the state attorney general’s office.

Daniel Wolfe, 35, whose last known address was in Sayreville, arrived on scene in a pickup truck and soon got into the Jeep, authorities said. Wolfe had been identified as a suspect in the carjacking, but officials did not provide further information.

As troopers converged on the vehicle to arrest Wolfe, he allegedly drove the Jeep in reverse, ramming a parked vehicle. He then accelerated forward and allegedly drove at a state trooper, who fired multiple rounds from his service weapon, wounding Wolfe in the shoulder and chest, authorities said.

The Jeep continued southbound onto Walker Avenue, where it struck another parked vehicle and came to rest. Troopers removed Wolfe from the Jeep and provided him with medical aid, but he was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Newark a short time later.

Three troopers involved in the incident were evaluated at a hospital and were later released. Their names have not been released.

“It’s a nice area, but when things happen, it gets crazy around here,” a resident who lives nearby told 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet. “It was crazy last night. … They had everything blocked off.”

The fatal shooting is under investigation by a Shooting Response Team from the attorney general’s office. Such probes are standard procedure in police-involved shootings.

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