(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Sheriff’s Special Investigation Bureau arrested a man charged with attempted murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and resisting arrest.
On August 1, 2018, Sherriff’s Officers responded to the 900 block of Jackson Street in Camden City for a report of a person in possession of a handgun. Upon arriving at the scene, investigators observed a male matching the description of the person reported with the firearm.
As investigators approached the suspect, later identified as Cameron Rogers, 18, he fled on foot. During the foot pursuit, the suspect’s handgun fell from his waistband and hit the sidewalk. Rogers stopped to retrieve the gun grabbed, and raised it to a firing position as he pointed it at two investigators. Rogers then continued to flee and eventually discarded the gun and barricaded himself inside a home. When the weapon, a 9mm Jimenez Arms Pistol, was recovered the inspection revealed that the weapon had misfired when he attempted to shoot the investigators.
Rogers eventually surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident. He was subsequently charged with two counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and resisting arrest. Rogers has been remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending court proceedings.
“I commend the skills and dedication of all the officers involved in this arrest,” said Camden County Sheriff Gilbert “Whip” Wilson. “The degree of professionalism, resolve, and expertise exhibited by members of the Sheriff’s Office was showcased at the highest level in this case.”