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NYPD officer charged in street shooting in Voorhees Twp., NJ – NBC10 Philadelphia

A New York City police officer is accused of shooting another driver during an apparent road rage incident in Voorhees Township, New Jersey, last month.

Hieu Tran, 27, of Yonkers, New York, was arrested on Thursday, June 6, and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

On Friday, May 17, around 11:13 p.m., Voorhees Township police officers responded to a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 73 and Cooper Road. When they arrived, they found a driver – a 30-year-old Voorhees Township man – suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to hospital where he is still receiving treatment.

After analyzing surveillance video, cellphone records and ballistic evidence, Voorhees Township Police and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office identified Tran as the suspect in the shooting. Police said Tran – an officer with the New York City Police Department – ​​used his department-issued firearm and shot the victim during an apparent road rage incident.

Tran was taken into custody by NYPD officers on Thursday. The NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, the New York County District Attorney’s Office Accountability Unit and the New Jersey State Police Ballistics Unit all assisted in the investigation.

Tran is currently being held in New York and has waived extradition. Detectives from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office are expected to arrive in New York Friday afternoon.

While Tran is in custody, the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information about the shooting, please contact Detective Cody Skinner of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-580-6053 and Detective John Loberto of Voorhees Township at 856-428-5400.

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