Gloucester Township, NJ- A Newark man has been arrested and charged with first degree Attempted Murder for shooting a man in Gloucester Township on August 5, 2022, Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins announced.
On Friday, August 05, 2022, at approximately 9:49 a.m., Gloucester Township Police were dispatched to a home on Hidden Drive in Gloucester Township, for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival at the home, officers located a 34-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was transported to Cooper University Hospital by Gloucester Township EMS. Detectives of the CCPO Major Crimes Unit and Gloucester Township Police began an investigation.
On August 22, 2022, with the assistance of the Riverside Township Police Department, Saladin Stafford, 34, was arrested on Scott Street in Riverside Township, Burlington County, in connection to the shooting incident earlier this month in Gloucester Township.
Stafford has been charged with the following offenses:
- 1st degree Attempted Murder
- 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
- 1st degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- 2nd degree Certain Persons Prohibited to Possess a Weapon
Riverside Township Police separately charged Stafford with fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Stafford is currently in custody at the Camden County Jail.