CAMDEN, N.J. (AP/WTXF) -- Police say one of three men sought in connection with an ambush shooting of two New Jersey police detectives earlier this month has been arrested.
The unnamed plainclothes detectives were wounded Aug. 7 as they sat in their SUV at a red light in Camden. One had a wound to the bicep and forearm and the other was struck in the hand. Both were treated and released.
DeJesus' mother spoke with FOX 29 earlier last Saturday, begging for her son to turn himself in.
"You're innocent until proven guilty, Alex," said Maribel Torres. "Please listen to me, I'm your mother. I've always been there for you."
DeJesus' family says he had been off medication that kept him clam, and was just released from juvenile detention on a gun charge earlier this summer. He'd gotten his diploma, and was considering college, they say. But they hadn't seen him in several weeks.
"I don't know what it was or if he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, or what it is, we don't know. We would like to know, and we would like to figure it out, but we're just lost," said William Dominguez DeJesus' uncle.
"I'm just worried about him, just concerned if he's eating, sleeping, or if he's alive," he added.
Arrest warrants were announced Friday, all facing first degree attempted murder and aggravated assault charges. Incredibly, the detectives, who were able to fire back, were not seriously hurt and are out of the hospital. A $60,000 reward is posted for information leading to arrests.
If you have any 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 at (856) 757-7042. pic.twitter.com/JZ1car3RRE— Camden County Police (@CamdenCountyPD) August 17, 2018