Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo reported a police-involved non-fatal shooting in Chesilhurst Borough on August 2, 2017 at the B’nai B’rith Chesilhurst House, a senior citizen residential facility, located in the 100 block of White Horse Pike. Chesilhurst Police officers responded to a 911 call for a disturbance at approximately 4:15 p.m. On the call, two women told the dispatcher that a man with a butcher knife threatened them in the management office. It is believed that one woman was able to escape the office while the other was held at knife point. The suspect, later identified by police as Daniel McOsker, an adult male from Chesilhurst in his 60s, was a resident of the facility.
When the Chesilhurst officers arrived, they located Mr. McOsker, who had returned to his apartment on another floor. He was still armed with what was later found to be a meat cleaver. Two other visitors to his apartment were able to be moved to safety. The police ordered Mr. McOsker to drop the weapon numerous times and he failed to do so. Mr. McOsker was shot once in the leg by a Chesilhurst officer.
Mr. McOsker was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he is being treated. Mr. McOsker has been charged with Criminal Restraint, Terroristic Threats and weapon charges related to the events leading up to the shooting. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. The officer’s identity will not be released at this time.
When a municipal police officer is involved in a shooting, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office conducts an investigation into the incident, as required by the State Attorney General’s Office guidelines. The local police department is not involved in the investigation.
Released Thursday, August 3, 2017.