By CBS3 Staff


TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — Police have made arrests in connection to the shooting of a New Jersey State Trooper over the weekend in Salem County. Police say 21-year-old Najzeir Hutchings opened fire, shooting New Jersey State Police Detective Richard Hershey.

Police say 21-year-old Najzeir Hutchings opened fire, shooting New Jersey State Police Detective Richard Hershey.

Hutchings is charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.

Hershey was shot around 11 p.m. at the Harding Woods Mobile Home Park in Pittsgrove while investigating an earlier home invasion.

Hershey is recovering.

Nineteen-year-old Kareen Warner Jr., and 18-year-old Colby Opperman, both of Bridgeton, were at the scene and are facing weapons charges.

 

Nineteen-year-old Kareen Warner Jr., and 18-year-old Colby Opperman, both of Bridgeton, were at the scene and are facing weapons charges.

Five women — 32-year-old Jazmin Valentin, 43-year-old Yomari Lazu, 22-year-old Iramari Lazu, 52-year-old Mayra Roblero, all of Bridgeton; and 39-year-old Maria Betancourt, of Vineland — are facing charges in the home invasion.

Five women — 32-year-old Jazmin Valentin, 43-year-old Yomari Lazu, 22-year-old Iramari Lazu, 52-year-old Mayra Roblero, all of Bridgeton; and 39-year-old Maria Betancourt, of Vineland — are facing charges in the home invasion.