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66-Year-Old Voorhees Man Commits Suicide

Voorhees, New Jersey – On Sunday, April 28th, 2019, at approximately 10:22 p.m. officers of the Voorhees Police Department were dispatched to the 1500 block of Chestnut Avenue for a Screen Shot 2019-04-29 at 18.6.08suicidal person with a weapon.  The caller indicated that he was distraught and intended to harm himself.

Upon arrival to the scene, officers secured a perimeter to keep bystanders away and made numerous attempts to contact the caller, which went unanswered. The Lower Camden County Regional Special Response Team, which is comprised of Law Enforcement personnel from Voorhees, Pine Hill, Berlin Twp., Berlin Boro & Waterford, was summoned to the scene to assist with communication attempts and tactics. Upon their arrival they were able to safely evacuate a neighboring family.

At approximately 1:30 am, SRT team operators made entry into the residence and found the 66-year-old male resident deceased and alone in the residence from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Shortly thereafter the scene was declared safe.

published | April 29, 2019