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Manhunt for suspect after ‘ambush’ attack on NJ detectives

Two New Jersey detectives are injured after a suspect fired as many as 25 rounds in their vehicle in Camden.

Three New Jersey men have been charged in connection with this month’s ambush shooting of two Camden County police detective, authorities said during a Friday press conference.

The three suspects remain in the general, NJ.com reported. Each room has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons to pick up.

The suspects were identified as Alexander DeJesus, 19; Ammar Hall, 26; and Juan Figueroa, 20. Each room has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons violations in connection with the attack, police said.

Police are looking for Alexander DeJesus, 19; Ammar Hall, 26; and Juan Figueroa, 20, in connection with this month in the shooting of two plainclothes detectives.

(Camden County Police Department)

“These persons are considered armed and extremely dangerous” Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson said. “At this point in time, we believe that they are still in the Philadelphia-Camden area.”

“These persons are considered armed and extremely dangerous.”

– Chief J. Scott Thomson, Camden County, N. J., police

On Aug. 7, two plainclothes detectives were waiting in the car at a red light in Camden, when two men exit a white Chevrolet Uplander and opened fire, authorities said.

The officers – a man and a woman – managed to push through the intersection, while an officer fired an estimated four rounds back at the attackers. The suspects fired more than 20 rounds, 14 the police discovered the vehicle, a report of the investigation said.

The male officer was injured on the biceps and forearm, while the female officer was shot in a hand. Both were released from a local hospital and recovering from their injuries.

While there are no motives for the attack have been released, authorities speculated the attackers knew the detectives were undercover.

“What is absolutely clear to all of us, it was their intention to kill whoever was in that vehicle,” Thomson said.

“What is absolutely clear to all of us, it was their intention to kill whoever was in that vehicle.”

– Chief J. Scott Thomson, Camden County, N. J., police

If you have information about any of these three dangerous individuals who attempted to kill our police-detectives – Alexander DeJesus, Ammar Hall and Juan Figueroa – please call our tip line (856) 757-7042. pic.twitter.com/JZ1car3RRE

— Camden County Police (@CamdenCountyPD) August 17, 2018

The detectives are not called because of the secret nature of their work.

The defendants called on Friday all have criminal backgrounds, ranging from weapons charges to drug offenses. The authorities are offering a $60,000 reward for information leading to their capture.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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