Editor's Note: The reward has been updated to $62,500.
CAMDEN, NJ — As the manhunt for the gunmen who opened fire on the home of two Camden police officers continues, reward money for information that leads to their capture has been increased Friday to $40,000.
Police Chief Joe Wysocki said yesterday the Camden couple and their 10-day-old baby were on the second floor when the suspects — believed to be at least three people — began to shoot at their home on the 2900 block of Clinton Street close to midnight before driving away.
The New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA), which represents over 33,000 law enforcement officers throughout the state, said Friday they would provide an additional $20,000 for the reward as part of NJ COPSHOT.
The program is made possible through the NJ State PBA Survivor and Welfare Fund.
“We located seven spent shell cases on the scene and the house was struck six times with the bullets penetrating the interior of the house,” the chief said Thursday, pointing out that two bullets went through the front door.
No one was injured in the shooting.
Authorities said they found the 1998 Honda Odyssey connected with the attack Thursday at 12:05 a.m. The dark purple vehicle had temporary tags when it was discovered.
“I want to share a very clear message to the scumbag thugs behind this senseless act. We’re coming to get you and you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli said.
If you have information on the shooting or the vehicle, call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042, the Citizens Crime Commission tip line at 215-546-TIPS (8477) or use the STOPit app to report information anonymously.