Shots fired at a vehicle in Kearny last Saturday; Officials said the driver nearly struck an officer


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KEARNY – Kearny Police had to discharge a firearm last Saturday after two vehicles were observed racing and one vehicle nearly struck an officer, officials said.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at approximately 10:45 p.m., a Kearny Police Officer attempted to stop motor vehicles that were racing on Sellers Street in Kearny, just off of Route 7.

Based on the preliminary investigation, as the officer was investigating, the vehicles travelled towards the officer and nearly struck the officer resulting in the officer discharging his firearm at a vehicle. No one was struck or injured by the officer’s fire.

Timoy D. Malcolm, 21, of Arlington Avenue in Jersey City, was charged with Aggravated Assault and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

The investigation is being conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office, which is standard protocol whenever there is a discharge of a police firearm.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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