CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Camden man was paralyzed when he slipped on a wet roadway while fleeing from police and injured his spine.
Camden County prosecutors say the accident occurred Thursday night near an apartment complex.
County police officers noticed that 21-year-old Xavier Ingram was holding his waistband in a way that indicated he may have a gun. Authorities say he went between two parked cars, and an officer heard a noise that sounded like a metal object being dropped.
After Ingram walked away, an officer found a handgun behind a parked vehicle’s tire.
The officers tried to stop Ingram when he left a nearby business, but he ran off and soon slipped, falling hard to the ground.
Police handcuffed Ingram, who told the officers he couldn’t feel his legs.
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