Two plainclothes detectives were shot Tuesday night while sitting in their vehicle at a red light in what authorities in Camden, N.J., were calling an ambush attack.
“The information we have thus far is that they were essentially ambushed, A male walked up and began opening fire. We have anywhere between 10 and 25 rounds that were fired at the officers. One of the detectives was able to return fire, At this point in time our officers have non-life-threatening injuries but not for the grace of God quite frankly. The amount of rounds that were fired at close range and particularly through the windshield. Maybe they did know they were police officers and that’s the reason why they did it. Maybe they thought they were somebody else. We’ll find that out as the investigation unfolds” ~ Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson
Two detectives shot in Camden; Suspect remains on the loose https://t.co/xyDKivq1an
— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) August 8, 2018
One of the detectives was able to return fire, Thomson said, but it was not immediately clear if anyone else was shot. Thomson said his department was in communication with hospitals in the region.
The detectives – one male and one female — were taken to an area hospital and were expected to survive.
“At this point in time our officers have non-life-threatening injuries but not for the grace of God quite frankly,” Thomson said. “The amount of rounds that were fired at close range and particularly through the windshield.”
The investigation is ongoing.
It’s truly amazing that over 25 rounds were fired at the officers at close range and all they received were non-life threatening injuries. Has our nation become more violent towards Law Enforcement or has it just not been reported nationally in the past?
One thing is for sure, it has started to become a horrific trend these days and while people seem to loathe police officers they forget that most are honest men and women that are serving and protecting. If people do not like the laws that officers must enforce, then they need to work on changing the laws that turn LEO into tax collectors and enforcing laws that go against our constitution.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.