Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk, Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson and Cherry Hill Police Chief Richard Del Campo reported an arrest in a nonfatal August shooting Tuesday night.
Rasool Jones, M/34, of Camden, was taken into custody by Cherry Hill Police Tuesday afternoon during a car stop. Cherry Hill police stopped Jones’ truck on Route 70 because it had tinted windows. When the officer checked Jones’ registration he learned Jones was a fugitive wanted on charges of Criminal Attempt Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of Weapons Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of Weapons, Certain Persons not to Possess Firearms and Aggravated Assault by Pointing a Firearm. Cherry Hill police also recovered a .38 caliber handgun.
Jones has been sought since August after being identified as the suspect in an August 3rd shooting on the 1400 block of Van Hook Street in Camden. The shooting stemmed from a verbal dispute between Jones and a 23-year-old victim. Jones is accused of shooting the man in the left bicep. Investigators are working to determine whether the gun recovered in Tuesday’s car stop was the weapon used in the August shooting.
Jones is being held at the Camden County Jail on $100,000. In addition to the charges related to the August shooting, Cherry Hill charged Jones with Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.