(Camden City, NJ) – Chief Joseph Wysocki (above)was joined by county, state and federal law enforcement representatives today to call for the public’s support in finding two suspects involved in an attack on two Camden County Police Officers earlier this week. On Tuesday night, Sept. 15, at 11:46 p.m. police responded to the 2900 block of Clinton Street. The residence of the officers was struck by six rounds while they and their infant were on the second floor.
Detectives located seven spent shell casings in front of the home with two rounds traveling through the front door into the interior of the residence. The officers have been with the department for four years and two years, respectively, and remain on leave.
“This attack on our officers wan an affront to the department and will not be tolerated,” Wysocki said. “I want thank our law enforcement partners for the assistance they’ve provided us in the early stages of this investigation. We are asking for the public’s help with this case and for them to provide any information that they may have in regard to this shooting.”
Based on the ongoing investigation detectives identified a 1998 dark colored Honda Odyssey with a temporary paper tag in the area during the incident. Early this morning, the vehicle was located and towed for further investigation.
The reward for information leading to an arrest has reached $42,500.
Two new organizations announced reward contributions today to assist the hunt for information. The New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) has offered $20,000, and First Colonial Bank of Collingswood has offered an additional $2,500 to help bring the suspects to justice.
These contributions are in addition to those already announced by the Federal Bureau of Investigations ($10,000), the Fraternal Order of Police ($5,000), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ($5,000).
“On behalf of the entire Camden County Police Department, I want to express my sincerest gratitude to each of these organizations that have stepped up to aid us in this search,” said Chief Joseph Wysocki said. “This was an attack on two members of our department who have not only sworn to protect the people of this city, but who have worked tirelessly to better their community each and every day. We are continuing to ask that anyone with information that may be related to this crime to contact our department.”
Police are asking for the public’s help to find the suspects and bring them to justice. Anyone with information on the shooting or the vehicle that was used in the shooting should call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042, the Citizen’s Crime Commission at (215) 546-TIPS, or use the STOPit app. More contact information for the agency can be found at www.camdencountypd.org and all tips and information are considered anonymous.