New Jersey hijacker who used backhoe to flip police car shot and killed: 'Out of a movie'

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office said it is investigating the fatal police-involved shooting that happened just before 6 am. Saturday during an encounter in the Penn Lincoln Mobile Home Park in Vineland, geleë ongeveer 40 miles west of Atlantic City.


Neighbor Aida Morales shared video she recorded with FOX29 Philadelphia that shows the backhoe driving toward a police cruiser and flipping it over onto its side before chasing after another patrol car.

Morales told the station itlooked like something out of a movie.

“Ek het nog nooit so iets gesien nie,” Morales said. “And you wonder why that person, what made that person snap. It’s sad.

The backhoe also crashed into several other vehicles and flipped an ambulance over.

During the encounter with police, one officer fired his service weapon and fatally wounded the man driving the backhoe, the attorney general’s office in 'n nuusverklaring gesê. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said the identity of the man killed would not be immediately released.

The three Vineland police officers who sustained minor injuries were treated and released.

The attorney general’s office said the investigation is ongoing and no further information was being released at this time.

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