Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Winslow Police Chief Robert Stimelski reported a Winslow police officer has been charged in connection with the shooting of a police vehicle.
Da’Shaun Carr, M/23, of Clayton, a part-time Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer with the Winslow Police Department, was charged Monday with third-degree False Public Alarms.
The incident happened around 8 p.m. October 3 at New Brooklyn Park in Winslow.
Carr had activated an emergency button in his patrol car and communicated by radio that his vehicle had been fired upon.
Officers from the Winslow Police Department, New Jersey State Police, Camden County Sheriff’s Office and Camden County Prosecutor’s Office responded to the scene and searched the area.
The Prosecutor’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit processed the scene and found the patrol car had been shot once through the front windshield. Bullet fragments were recovered from inside the interior of the vehicle.
Investigators believe Carr used a personal handgun to shoot the vehicle once from the outside. Ballistic testing is being conducted by state police and the results are pending.
Carr was processed Wednesday and released on his own recognizance pending a future court date. He has been suspended without pay. He had been with the department for about a year.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Friday, November 21, 2014.