A Winslow Township, N.J., police officer has been charged for allegedly shooting his own patrol car, authorities in Camden County announced Friday.

Da'Shaun Carr, 23, of Clayton, was charged Nov. 17 with false public alarm in the incident that occurred Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. at New Brooklyn Park in Winslow.

According to prosecutors, Carr activated an emergency button in his patrol car and indicated over police radio that it had been fired upon, according to prosecutors.

Officers with the Winslow Township Police Department, New Jersey State Police, Camden County Sheriff's Office and Camden County Prosecutor's Office responded to the incident, authorities say.

Investigators believe Carr used a personal handgun to shoot the vehicle from the outside, prosecutors say, and ballistic testing results are pending.

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