CAMDEN, NJ — The reward money for information leading to the capture of the suspects who carried out last week's shooting attack on two Camden police officers and their infant has more than tripled since Chief Joe Wysocki provided details on the incident Thursday.
As of Sunday morning, anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of the gunmen will receive $75,000.
"[The new reward total is] thanks to the FBI, ATF, FOP Lodge 218, New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), Lawmen Supply, 1st Colonial Community Bank, the U.S. Marshals Service, Miller Mendel Inc. and two anonymous donors," the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) announced along with the new total.
Wysocki said last week that what is believed to a targeted shooting attack on law enforcement took place Sept. 15 close to midnight in East Camden. At that time a 1998 Honda Odyssey — dark-colored with no tags — drove up to the home on the 2900 block of Clinton Street before two suspects exited the vehicle and opened fire on the home of two CCPD officers.
The officers and their 10-day-old baby were on the second floor at the time of the shooting and were not harmed - despite six bullets penetrating the home, including two through the front door.
The car was found Thursday at 12:05 a.m.
Wysocki said the department, city and county officials joined the couple in feeling confounded by the attack.
"We stand with the as they investigate this incident. We’re grateful the officers and their infant were not injured, this could have easily been a very different case. We will not tolerate these types of targeted attacks in the county," the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.
Gov. Phil Murphy during his Friday coronavirus press briefing said he was "disgusted by what took place."
“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," said Wysocki. "We are continuing to ask that anyone with information that may be related to this crime to contact our department.”
The initial reward for the suspects - who remain at large - was set at $20,000 (FBI, ATF, FOP), before the PBA added $20,000, Lawmen Supply put up $10,000 and First Colonial Bank contributed $2,500 - in addition to money provided by anonymous donors.