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WOODBURY, NJ (JANUARY 27, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Today, Friday, at approximately 6:35 A.M., officers from the Woodbury Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Glover Street for a disturbance.  Upon arrival, they discovered a male actively assaulting a female inside the residence.

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Woodbury officers immediately intervened with the male, armed with a knife.  Officers attempted to take the male into custody, resulting in the individual violently resisting and injuries being sustained by two Woodbury officers.  Woodbury Heights and West Deptford police officers responded and assisted in taking the male successfully into custody.  The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Ilyas K. Ahmad of Camden City.  The two Woodbury Officers, injured in the arrest and Ahmad, were transported to Inspira Hospital, Mullica Hill for treatment.  All have since been released. 


As a result of the initial dispute and subsequent encounter with police officers, Woodbury Police, Ahmad has been charged with the following offenses:


Criminal Attempt Murder on Law Enforcement: 2C:5-1 / 2C:11-3A(1)

2 Counts of Aggravated Assault on Police: 2C:12-1b(7) 

2 Counts of Possession of Weapon for Unlawful Purpose: 2C:39-4d

3 Counts of Unlawful Possession Weapon: 2C:39-5B(1)

Resisting Arrest with injury: 2C:29-2a(3)

Possession of Weapon by Prohibited Person: 2C:39-7A

Attempting to Disarm Police: 2C:12-11

Terroristic Threats: 2C:12-3a

Aggravated Assault: 2C:12-1b(12)


Ahmad was processed and then lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending further proceedings.


Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State Law.


This investigation remains ongoing at this time. The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office encourages any witnesses with information regarding this crime to call Detective Christopher Popper of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-384-5593 or Detective Corrine Byerley of the Woodbury Police Department at 856-845-0065 ext. 125.


Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at [email protected].