3 charged in connection with ambush shooting of police

August 17, 2018

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Three men in New Jersey have been charged in connection an ambush shooting of two Camden police detectives earlier this month.

NJ.com reports that officials announced Friday they’ve charged 19-year-old Alexander DeJesus, 20-year-old Juan Figueroa and 26-year-old Ammar Hall with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses.

The men remain at large and authorities are urging the public to use extreme caution if they encounter them.

The plainclothes detectives were wounded as they sat in their SUV at a red light on Aug. 7.

The male detective suffered wounds to the bicep and forearm. The female detective was struck in the hand. Both have been released from the hospital and are recovering from their injuries.

Neither has been named because of the undercover nature of their work.

A reward in the case reached $60,000.


Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com

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