NJ police hunt for gunmen who fired at home of Camden cops
Camden cops, a couple of armed men this week fired a barrage of bullets at the homes of two police officers and their newborn baby in Camden, New Jersey – in what was called a “targeted” attack by authorities.
Cops are searching for two gunmen who opened fire on the house of two New Jersey police officers who were home with their newborn baby.
Six of the shots entered the house, two of which sliced through the front door, police said.https://t.co/C1WOFbQQ3H
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The couple and their 10-day-old boy escaped injuries after attackers opened fire on their Clinton Street home at around 11:45 p.m. On Tuesday, Camden Police Chief Joseph Wysocki said during the interview. a press conference Thursday evening.
Six of the seven bullets that hit the house entered the house – two through the front door, Wysocki said.
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Camden County officials and their child were on the second floor at the time of the attack, he said.
The boss said a motive was unknown but it was “common knowledge” that the cops live at the house.
“I know this is a targeted attack on this residence where the officials live,” Wysocki said.
“The attack on our officers was an affront to the department and will not be tolerated,” he added.
The official, listed as the owner of the Clinton Street residence, told the Post he “was not commenting at the time” when reached by phone on Friday morning.
The payslips indicate that the officer joined in December 2016 and that his wife was sworn in in July 2019 according to the payslips.
The Camden boss said of the attack: “It hurts.”
“I have 400 officers, everyone is injured at this point and there is a lot of fear. I’m not going to let three or four people change what’s going on in Camden, ”he said.
“Everyone is investigating and helping us bring these thugs to justice. We’ll catch them and bring them back, ”added Wysocki. “Ten days before this incident, they had their first baby and started a family.”
Investigators found seven empty envelopes outside the house and identified a 1998 Honda Odyssey with a temporary paper tag in the area during the incident.
Wysocki said there were three people in the van during the shooting, a driver and the two suspected gunmen.
On Thursday morning, investigators found the vehicle and towed it away for investigation, officials said.
FBI Special Agent Michael Driscoll told the press conference
FBI Special Agent Michael Driscoll told the press conference that “the possibility that someone has targeted law enforcement is a real threat to the citizens of Camden.”
“We are determined to get to the bottom together,” he added.
Louis Cappelli, independent owner of Camden County, said he told the boss to “do everything possible to immediately stop more violence against our officials.”
“This needless perverse behavior will not be tolerated,” Cappelli said. “I want to send a very clear message to the bastard thugs behind this unnecessary act. We will pick you up and you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. ”
He added: “If you think you can get away with these crimes under the guise of some unfortunate acts in other parts of the country or under the guise of a national movement, you are wrong.”
The FBI, ATF, and the local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 218 offered a reward of $ 20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the Supects.
Neighbors expressed shock and said living near the police would bring them comfort.
“They are visible at all times,” Jewell Rippie told CBS partner in Philadelphia.
“It’s quite disturbing. The baby was in there. People can be so cruel,” neighbor Farrah Adams told the mail.