Man charged with shooting police officer in thigh

AP News
Posted: Nov 02, 2017 12:18 PM

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man has been charged after police say he shot a New Jersey officer in the thigh at point-blank range.

Camden County police say the officer approached three people who were acting suspiciously just after 10 p.m. Wednesday in Camden when one ran away. Police Chief Scott Thompson says the officer caught the suspect, who pulled out a gun and fired during a struggle.

The Camden County prosecutor's office said Lindenwold resident Delronn Mahan was charged Thursday with attempted murder, aggravated assault, weapons charges and resisting arrest.

It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney to comment on his behalf.

Mahan was apprehended, and fellow officers applied a tourniquet to the wounded officer's leg. He was listed in stable condition.