Camden, N.J. – Charges have been filed against Arthur Disanto, 41, of Delaware County, PA, in an August 23rd incident in Gloucester County in which Disanto allegedly exchanged gunfire with police, wounding a police officer, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer.
Disanto was also wounded during the incident. The police-involved shooting remains under investigation by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.
Disanto was wanted for allegedly shooting a woman in Media, PA in July. On August 23rd, he evaded capture by police in Folcroft, PA and fled to Deptford Township in Gloucester County, NJ.
Members of several Gloucester County Police Departments responded at approximately 7:30 p.m. to a 911 call from a resident reporting a suspicious vehicle parked outside of his residence. Police later located Disanto in a wooded area behind Cape Cod Drive in Washington Township, NJ.
Disanto fled to Barnsboro Road, where he and an officer with the Monroe Township Police Department exchanged gunfire. The officer was shot in the hand and ear.
Disanto then allegedly fired at an officer with the Deptford Township Police Department.
Disanto was shot and wounded in the exchange of gunfire as well. He was transported to Cooper Medical Center, where he remains in critical but stable condition. His revolver was recovered.
The Monroe Township officer who was shot was treated and released from the hospital.
Disanto has been charged with the following:
- Two Counts of Attempted Murder (1st Degree)
- Two Counts of Aggravated Assault (2nd Degree)
- Two Counts of Aggravated Assault (3rd Degree)
- Two Counts of Aggravated Assault (4th Degree)
- Two Counts of Resisting Arrest (3rd Degree)
- Two Counts of Resisting Arrest (4th Degree)
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (1st Degree)
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (2nd Degree)
- Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (2nd Degree)
- Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon (2nd Degree)
- Receiving Stolen Property (3rd Degree)
The Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity & Accountability appointed the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office as Independent Prosecutor in this case on Tuesday, in accordance with Directive 2019-4, which provides the standards and procedures for conducting such investigations.
This investigation is being handled by the CCPO’s Major Crime’s Unit and Special Prosecutions Unit.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.