Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo reported a non-fatal police-involved shooting in Camden on Tuesday evening, August 7, 2018.
Preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 8:30 pm, two plain clothes Camden County Metro Police Detectives were in an unmarked vehicle that was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Broadway and Walnut Streets. The Detectives were sitting in their vehicle when they were fired upon by two unknown males. One of the Detectives returned fire. The individuals who shot at the Camden Metro Detectives fled the area and have not yet been apprehended.
The Detectives, whose identities will not be released at this time, were both injured and taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment. They have both been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.
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 New Jersey Attorney General’s Office guidelines. The local police department is not involved in the investigation into the officer involved shooting.
If anyone has any information regarding the incident, please contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Sergeant Vince McCalla 856-225-8569.
Released Wednesday, August 8, 2018.