Ammar Hall, 26, of Oaklyn, Alexander DeJesus, 19, of Philadelphia, and Juan Figueroa, 21, of Camden, have been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured two undercover Camden County detectives.
On August 7, 2018, two undercover Camden County Metro detectives were sitting in an unmarked police vehicle at a red light on the intersection of Walnut and Broadway. While they were stopped, two men got out of a white van and opened fire on the officers’ vehicle. One of the undercover officers managed to fire back while the two men got into the van and fled the scene.
Surveillance video obtained during the investigation by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, along with tips from the community, lead to the identification of the two shooters as Juan Figueroa and Alexander DeJesus, and the driver as Ammar Hall.
Ammar Hall, Alexander DeJesus and Juan Figueroa were each charged with two counts of Attempted Murder last week, according to the Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson. All three men were also charged with Conspiracy to Commit Attempted Murder, multiple counts of Aggravated Assault, and weapons charges. Hall was also charged with second degree Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons.
Juan Figueroa was arrested at the Rodeway Inn in Gloucester City by the United States Marshals on August 18, 2018. He was remanded to Camden County Jail awaiting a detention hearing which is scheduled for Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Both Ammar Hall and Alexander DeJesus were arrested and taken into custody by the United States Marshals and the Philadelphia Police Department yesterday evening. Ammar Hall was taken into custody at D and Ontario Streets just before 5:30 p.m. and Alexander DeJesus was taken into custody on the 2200 block of Coral Street in Philadelphia at approximately 6:18 p.m.
Ammar Hall and Alexander DeJesus are being held in Philadelphia pending extradition. Upon their return to New Jersey, they will be remanded to Camden County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing. At that time, the court may order they be detained or released with conditions.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Wednesday, August 22, 2018.