CAMDEN, NJ — The search presses on for the people who shot the home of two Camden police officers with their baby inside on Sept. 15 - with authorities now offering $100,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
The two officers, part of the city's neighborhood response team, were not injured in the attack, which took place close to midnight.
Officials from the city and county called the incident "senseless," while neighbors in the area also struggle to make sense of a seemingly targeted attack.
Police Chief Joe Wysocki said what-is-thought-to-be three assailants approached the house on the 2900 block of Clinton Street in East Camden in a 1998 Honda Odyssey. Two gunmen reportedly exited the vehicle, firing six shots into the house - two of which entered the front door.
The couple and their baby were on the second floor at the time of the shooting.
Although the vehicle was recovered the next day, a manhunt for the shooters continues.
The reward money has quintupled since initially announced with a variety of donors.
“On behalf of the entire Camden County Police Department, I want to express my sincerest gratitude to each of these organizations that have stepped up to aid us in this search,” said Wysocki. “This was an attack on two members of our department who have not only sworn to protect the people of this city, but who have worked tirelessly to better their community each and every day. We are continuing to ask that anyone with information that may be related to this crime to contact our department.”
The following nine organizations have contributed to the total:
- The New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) - $20,000
- Federal Burau of Investigations - $10,000
- Lawmen Supply Company - $10,000
- Anonymous Donor - $10,000
- U.S. Marshals Service - $10,000
- FOP Lodge 218 - $5,000
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) - $5,000
- Miller Mendel, Inc. - $2,500
- First Colonial Bank of Collingswood - $2,500
- Fraternal Order Police, New Jersey State Lodge - $25,000
If you have information on the shooting or the vehicle that was used in the shooting, call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042, the Citizen’s Crime Commission at (215) 546-TIPS, or use the STOPit app.
You can find more contact information at www.camdencountypd.org. All tips and information is considered anonymous.