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State police seeking public’s assistance identifying man who shot and struck a vehicle on I-78

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – The New Jersey State Police is investigating a shooting incident where a man shot and struck a vehicle in Bedminster Township, state police said.

On Wednesday, July 7, troopers from Troop “B” Perryville Station responded to Interstate 78 westbound in the area of milepost 28 where the driver of a Toyota Camry alleged that her vehicle was struck by gunfire, state police said.

Based on the preliminary investigation, at around 8:25 p.m., following an apparent road rage incident, the driver of a large black newer model SUV with Pennsylvania license plates fired a weapon and struck the victim’s vehicle. The suspect continued traveling westbound and fled the scene, state police said.

A detective with the New Jersey State Police Forensic Imaging Unit created a composite sketch of the suspect.

Anyone traveling on I-78 westbound between Exit 26 and Interstate 287 during 8:20 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. on July 7, that may have seen anything or had a activated dashboard camera is asked to contact the Perryville Station Detective Bureau at 908-730-7042. Anonymous tips are welcome.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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