Newark officers shoot man who tried to run them over during traffic stop: police

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NEWARK, N.J. — Police shot a man they say tried to run them over with his vehicle during a traffic stop in Newark early Friday.

Newark officers were making a traffic stop on Springfield Avenue and South 11th Street around 1 a.m., when the driver tried to run down the officers, police sources say. The cops then opened fire but the man managed to get away.

Hours later, the man drove himself to a hospital. His condition is unknown.

Essex County Prosecutors' Office is handling the investigation.