New Jersey State Police have identified the four people arrested Wednesday after three were involved in a shootout and chase with officers in Trenton.
The fourth person charged tried to hide guns from investigators, the agency said in a statement. Trenton men Dion Battle, 28, Shaiquan A. Hearns, 20, and Yahonatan Salter, 28, are all facing six charges for the Wednesday incident where they fired at a Hamilton police officer who is part of a New Jersey State Police task force.
The incident happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday when a Hamilton Township Police Officer assigned to the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Central Unit Task Force observed a shooting in progress in the area of West State Street and Parkside Avenue, according to police.
Investigators say the officer, who was operating an unmarked task force vehicle, followed the suspect vehicle to the area of the Oakland Park Apartments on Coolidge Avenue when he was fired upon from inside the vehicle.
The task force car was struck, but the officer was not injured, police said. Police say several weapons were recovered at the scene.