Police capture suspect in shooting of Camden County officer
CAMDEN (AP) — The man suspected of shooting a Camden County police officer earlier this week was captured Friday afternoon after a three-block foot chase, police said.
Victor Bennett, 21, of Camden, was apprehended Friday afternoon on the property of the 200 block of Haddon Avenue in Collingswood, Camden County Police spokesman Michael Daniels said in a statement. Bennett had been identified as a suspect earlier Friday.
Officer Prince Reed was struck in the arm at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Kenwood Avenue after someone opened fire on his vehicle. Reed did not return fire but later searched for the suspects before being treated at Cooper University Hospital.
According to The Courier-Post Reed was on a special violence detail in an unmarked car, not in uniform.
Police spokesman Dan Keashen said Reed was released Thursday from the hospital and is in good spirits.
Reed has been an "exemplary officer," who has been a member of the county force since it was established in 2013, Keashen said.
Keashen said police were led to Bennett after speaking to a number of witnesses.
A message with Bennett's one-time attorney was not immediately returned.
Bennett is being held on $1 million bail. Charges are pending.
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