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Man charged with shooting police officer in thigh

November 2, 2017

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man has been charged after police say he shot a New Jersey officer in the thigh at point-blank range.

Camden County police say the officer approached three people who were acting suspiciously just after 10 p.m. Wednesday in Camden when one ran away. Police Chief Scott Thomson says the officer caught the suspect, who pulled out a gun and fired during a struggle.

The Camden County prosecutor’s office said Lindenwold resident Delronn Mahan was charged Thursday with attempted murder, aggravated assault, weapons charges and resisting arrest.

It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney to comment on his behalf.

Mahan was apprehended, and fellow officers applied a tourniquet to the wounded officer’s leg. He was listed in stable condition.


This story has been corrected to show that the police chief’s name is Scott Thomson, not Thompson.

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