Prosecutor: Man Wounded After Shooting at Officers

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    Prosecutors say a man wounded during a shootout with police in southern New Jersey will face four counts of attempted murder for firing on the officers.

    Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says 28-year-old James Dickerson of Camden will also face weapons charges stemming from Friday night's shootout in Camden.

    Faulk says Dickerson confronted the four county police officers when they responded to the area of 7th and Sycamore streets around 9:50 p.m. The officers were responding to reports of a man with a gun.

    Faulk said Dickerson drew a weapon and fired several shots at the officers, who all returned fire. Dickerson was struck once in the leg, but the officers were not injured.

    Dickerson remained hospitalized Saturday in stable condition. Once he is medically cleared, he will be held in the county jail pending court proceedings.

    The shooting will be reviewed by the prosecutor's office, which is standard procedure in police-involved shootings. Authorities say no residents were injured in the shootijng.

    Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson praised the officer's handling of the incident.

    "I am proud of the responding officers' actions and strongly support their actions when faced with the threat of deadly violence,'' Thomson said in a statement issued Saturday.