The incident occurred around 4:40 p.m. Thursday as officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Mill Road and Darmstadt Avenue.
Officials say a Mullica Township police officer discharged his service weapon following an incident involving a male suspect.
There is no word if the motorist was hit.
The suspect then fled in the vehicle described as a red Kia.
A short time later, the suspect abandoned the vehicle in a residential neighborhood in Galloway Township.
Police are currently searching for the man in Mullica Township and neighboring communities.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is urged to call Major Crimes at 609-909-7666.