JERSEY CITY -- Jersey City police officers attempted to stop a motor vehicle near Kearney and Bergen Avenues on May 20 at about 12:45 p.m.
The vehicle was being driven by John Windley, 34, of Jersey City.
According to a statement issued by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the officers observed a handgun allegedly in Windley’s possession and attempted to arrest Windley when he allegedly accelerated with both officers hanging onto the moving vehicle. At that point, both officers discharged their weapons. No one was struck by the gunfire.
One of the officers fell from the moving vehicle, as the other entered the vehicle through the sunroof and struggled with Windley before the vehicle stopped at the intersection of Bergen and Boyd Avenues. Windley then fled the vehicle, allegedly discarding his semi-automatic handgun and ammunition along the route. He was quickly apprehended and arrested by Jersey City Police and the firearm was recovered. Windley was charged with Attempted Murder, Eluding, Resisting Arrest, and other firearms offenses.