Police Officer Accused of Shooting Man in the Head Inside Home

It happened Saturday, around 5 a.m., at a home on 262 Stanford Avenue in Deptford Township, New Jersey.

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    Off-duty police officer James Stewart allegedly shot David Compton, 27, in the head early Saturday morning in the officer's home. Stewart has been charged with aggravated assault. Police tell NBC10's Deanna Durante that it wasn't a random act.

    A Deptford Police officer has been charged in the shooting of another man inside his home.

    Police say it happened Saturday, around 5 a.m., at the home of Officer James Stuart, 29, on 262 Stanford Avenue in Deptford Township.

    Cop Charged With Shooting Man Inside House

    [PHI] Cop Charged With Shooting Man Inside House
    A Deptford Police officer was arrested after he allegedly shot a man in the head inside his home.

    David Compton, Credit: Family Photo

    Stuart allegedly shot David Compton, 27, once in the head. Compton was taken to Cooper Medical Center in Camden, NJ where he is in critical condition.

    1 Person Shot at Police Officer's Home

    [PHI] 1 Person Shot at Police Officer's Home
    Police are investigating a shooting at Deptford Police Officer's home that sent one person to the hospital. The victim has not yet been identified.

    Stuart was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He was released after posting $10,000 bail. An officer for nearly five years, he has been suspended from the Deptford Township Police Department without pay.

    Neighbors describe Stuart as a quiet man who often stays to himself. Police continue to investigate the shooting.