By David Madden
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – It was almost a year ago that a Pemberton Township police officer narrowly evaded a bullet that struck the roof of his cruiser, with him in it. Now a reward’s being offered to track down the shooter.
The officer was not injured in the September 24th shooting in the Sunbury Village section of the township. Pemberton Township Police Lieutenant Brian Wechkus says the unidentified officer was parked on a street doing paperwork in the car when the shots rang out.
“It does appear that they were aiming at the police car,” Wechkus told KYW Newsradio. “One of the shots struck the patrol car probably 6 inches on the roof from where he would have been seated in the driver’s seat.”
A 20 thousand dollar reward offered by the New Jersey State Policeman’s Benevolent Association might just bring someone out with evidence to track down a suspect.
If you have information, contact Pemberton Township Police at 609-894-3310 or their confidential tip line at 609-894-3352. You may also reach out to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-267-7667.