Wild chase on Turnpike, shots fired near GWB

A manhunt continues for three occupants of a car involved in a wild chase up the N.J. Turnpike that began and ended with shots fired.

Police got the call around 10:30 p.m. Friday of shots fired at someone on a Newark street. They spotted the Grand Am speeding off, leading patrol cruisers north on the turnpike.

Several Fort Lee police cars were waiting at the George Washington Bridge when the driver saw them, whipped his Grand Am around and sped east in the westbound lanes, said Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli.

The Pontiac continued heading the wrong way on Routes 80/95 toward the bridge when a front-seat passenger pointed a gun out the window and fired at a Fort Lee cop, Molinelli said.

The officer, who wasn’t hit, shot back, hitting the back of the car, he said.

The driver kept going, pulling off the highway onto the northbound lanes of Routes 1&9 going south, the prosecutor said.

He stopped on a Fort Lee side street and bolted, along with four passengers. Two were caught while the other three vanished.

Inside the car police found a .357-caliber revolver, Molinelli said.

Lama Jenkins and Panama G. White are being held on a half-million dollars bail each at the Bergen County Jail and are due in court tomorrow. Charges include attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons counts.

They’re due in court tomorrow.

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