New Jersey

After 3 Block Chase, Man Sought for Camden Officer Shooting Arrested

Authorities in Camden County, New Jersey say they've captured the man who opened fire on an undercover metro police officer following a three-block foot chase Friday night.

Victor Bennett, 21, was taken into custody in Collingswood by U.S. Marshals and police from Collingswood and Camden Metro, county officials confirmed.

Police said Bennett opened fire on Camden Metro Officer Price Reed's car as he drove past him along Kenwood Avenue Wednesday night. Reed was hit in the arm by a bullet fragment and tried to search for the suspects before heading to the hospital. He was treated and released Thursday, officials said.

Bennett, a Camden resident, was identified Friday morning. Police tracked him to an apartment along the 200 block of Haddon Avenue in Collingswood. Officials said officers ordered him to stop when he walked from the apartment building, but the suspect ran instead.

He sprinted through backyards and jumped several fences before trying to hide in a shed, officials said. That's when he was caught with a semi-automatic 9 mm handgun.

Bennett is being held on $1 million bail on charges of Criminal Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Resisting Arrest and related offenses.

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