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Police Arrest 1 of 3 Suspects in Ambush Shooting of Camden County Officers

Juan Figueroa, 20, was arrested in Gloucester City, New Jersey.

What to Know

  • Officials have captured one of the three suspects accused of ambushing and shooting two detectives in Camden, New Jersey.
  • Juan Figueroa, 20, was arrested in Gloucester City, New Jersey.
  • The two other suspects remain at large and there's a $60,000 reward for information leading to their arrest.

Officials have captured one of the three suspects accused of ambushing and shooting two detectives in Camden, New Jersey, earlier this month.

Juan Figueroa, 20, was arrested without incident in Gloucester City, New Jersey. Police continue to search for the two remaining suspects, Alexander DeJesus, 19, and Ammar Hall, 26. A $60,000 reward remains for information leading to their arrests.

All three are charged with first-degree criminal attempted murder in the attack that happened on Aug. 7 at Mt. Vernon Street and Broadway.

Police said the officers, who were operating undercover, were sitting at a red light when two of the men walked up and fired at least 10 rounds. One officer was hit in the hand and the other twice in the shoulder.

The men were last seen fleeing the area in a white work van, police said. Authorities initially released surveillance photos of persons of interest, but Friday announced charges against the men.

The officers were released from the hospital on Thursday. They remain on leave.

Figueroa was remanded to the Camden County Jail without bail.

If you have any information on DeJesus' or Hall's whereabouts, please call Camden County Police at 856-757-7042.

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Juan Figueroa (L), Ammar Hall (C) and Alexander DeJesus (R). See larger photo.

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