Police shoot hit-and-run suspect who injured 2 in Camden

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Officials say a man was injured in a police-involved shooting in Camden, New Jersey Wednesday night. (WPVI)

Police shot a suspected hit-and-run driver who they say injured two people and then tried to drive into officers in Camden Wednesday night.

Authorities say 32-year-old Edgar Carrasquillo got into an argument with a group of people outside a store at Chestnut Street and Broadway.

Police say Carrasquillo walked away from the group, got into his brown 1992 Honda Civic, and drove directly at two people on foot he was arguing with previously.

Those people were able to avoid being struck, but Carrasquillo then drove at two other people on bicycles who had also been involved in the prior argument.

Both were hit.

One is in critical, but stable condition at Cooper University Hospital. The other was treated and released.

Investigating officers found one of the Honda's license plates at the scene of the hit-and-run and connected the vehicle with Carrasquillo.

After a brief pursuit, police attempted to take Carrasquillo into custody on the 1100 block of N. 35th Street around 9:30 p.m.

According to witnesses, Carrasquillo drove in reverse into a police vehicle and then attempted to hit the officers.

An officer fired his service weapon, striking Carrasquillo.

He was treated at Cooper Hospital and was released to the Camden County Jail.

Carrasquillo was charged with two counts of 2nd degree Aggravated Assault, two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 4th degree Assault by Auto, 2nd degree Eluding, two counts of 3rd degree Endangering an Injured Victim and 3rd degree Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

Police are continuing to investigate.
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