A 29-year old man was shot Thursday by police in Toms River after he drew a gun.

Authorities in Ocean County say officers were approaching a suspicious vehicle when Timothy Sauers, of Toms River, pointed a gun at them, according to FOX 29. The officers then opened fire.

(Image: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

Sauers fled and jumped into the Toms River. Police located him and transported him to a hospital. Sauers is expected to survive his gunshot wounds.

No officers were injured in the incident.

Sauers has a storied past. In 2009 he was sentenced to five years in jail for an automobile crash involving a cell phone that killed a 7-year-old girl.

This latest police shooting comes at nearly the same time five officers in Dallas, Texas, were shot and murdered during peaceful Black Lives Matter protests.

 

SOURCE: WTXF-TV; Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

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