TRENTON, NJ – More casualties have been reported in the Wednesday car chase, shooting, and violent accident in Trenton, according to Daily Voice.
Police were alerted to the initial incident after a social media post. Then, two officers saw a stolen 2003 red Ford Focus near the intersection of Parkside Avenue and Olden Avenue. The suspects in the Ford sedan shot at police as a pursuit began down Olden Avenue toward Ewing. The patrol vehicle was damaged but no officers were injured from the gunshots. They did not fire in return.
The chase continued into Ewing Township then returned to Trenton and only ended when the stolen vehicle collided with a police cruiser. The vehicles spun from the impact and involved a third vehicle, a white van.
Two officers, Orlando Santiago and Andy Gomez, were injured as they approached the stolen vehicle—one man slipping and and cutting his elbow, the other encountering broken glass.
Two other Trenton officers were injured in the impact from the crash. Kevin Starkey remains in critical condition after his head injury. Brian Walker has stabilized but has also sustained injuries to his head.
Three suspects, one 19-year-old, one 18-year-old, and one 16-year-old, were taken to Capital Health Medical Center for treatment. They are facing charges following the event for attempted murder, eluding, and weapons offenses due to the firearms found in the vehicle.
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