Police Officer, Man Shot During Struggle In Delanco - New York News

Police Officer, Man Shot During Struggle In Delanco

Posted: Updated:
DELANCO, N.J. -

Authorities now say an early-morning shooting in Burlington County involved a police officer and a man he found in the street, both of whom were wounded.

Police said they received a 9-1-1 call at about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday from a resident in the 400 block of Delaware Avenue reporting a man causing a disturbance in the street.

Patrolman Francisco Ambrifi responded and found the man behaving in a disorderly fashion. According to a preliminary investigation, police say the man failed to comply with Ambrifi's orders and a struggle ensued.

During the struggle, Ambrifi fired his weapon, striking the man more than once. The patrolman also suffered a gunshot wound to his left knee during the struggle.

Ambrifi and the 21-year-old man were taken to hospitals for treatment. The man, whose name is not being released at this point because he has not been charged, is listed in critical but stable condition. Ambrifi was flown to Cooper University Hospital and is in stable condition.

Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Delanco Township Police Chief Jesse DeSanto said in a news release that this is an ongoing investigation, and no further information on the shooting will be released Tuesday.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NJ woman sues over "8theist" plate

    NJ woman sues over "8theist" plate

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:08:10 GMT
    New Jersey NewsNew Jersey News
    A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit in federal court, saying the rejection of a plate reading "8THEIST" is a violation of her First Amendment rights. The Maurice River Township woman claims plates reading "BAPTIST" have been approved.
    A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit in federal court, saying the rejection of a plate reading "8THEIST" is a violation of her First Amendment rights. The Maurice River Township woman claims plates reading "BAPTIST" have been approved.

  • 8 mumps cases at NJ college

    8 mumps cases at NJ college

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:40:12 GMT
    Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology.The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine.
    The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at Stevens Institute of Technology.  The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine. Symptoms include swollen salivary glands, fever, headache, tiredness and loss of appetite.



  • Cabbie accused of not paying $28,000 in tolls

    NY cabbie accused of not paying $28,000 in tolls

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:32:20 GMT
    A New York City taxi driver has been arrested on charges he stole $28,000 in tolls by "piggybacking" on vehicles through E-Z Pass lanes while crossing the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
    A New York City taxi driver has been arrested on charges he stole $28,000 in tolls by "piggybacking" on vehicles through E-Z Pass lanes while crossing the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices