WINSLOW TWP. — A Clayton man who works as a part-time police officer for Winslow Township has been charged in connection with the shooting of a police car.
Da’Shaun Carr, 23, has been a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer for Winslow for about a year, authorities said.
At about 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at New Brooklyn Park, Carr allegedly activated an emergency button in his patrol car and declared on the radio that his car had been fire on, said authorities.
Officers from Winslow, the New Jersey State Police, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office responded to the scene and searched the are, authorities said.
The CCPO Crime Scene Investigation Unit processed the scene and found a single bullet hole in the car’s front windshield and bullet fragments were recovered from inside the vehicle, said authorities.
Investigators believe Carr used a personal handgun to shoot the vehicle from the outside. Ballistic testing is being done by NJSP and results are pending.
Carr was charged Monday with false public alarms, processed and released pending an appearance in court.
He was suspended from the police force without pay, authorities said.