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Camden Man With Stolen Gun From Gloucester Township Injured Running From Cops

Xavier Ingram allegedly had a stolen gun from Gloucester Township. The Prosecutor's Office is conducting an investigation into the conduct of the officers.

A Camden man who was allegedly in possession of a stolen gun out of Gloucester Township was paralyzed when he slipped on a wet road while running from police Thursday night, Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced on Friday.

An investigation into the conduct of the officers involved in the incident is ongoing. It is being conducted by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office in accordance with Attorney General Guidelines.

However, Faulk said there is video of the incident and there is no indication of the use of excessive force or police misconduct that might have contributed to the suspect's injuries.

Xavier Ingram, 21, suffered a spinal injury that has resulted in paralysis when he slipped and fell on a wet road while running across 7th Street near the intersection with Chestnut Street about 9:45 p.m. Thursday in an attempt to elude police.

Officers patrolling the courtyard of the Sycamore Court Apartments attempted to stop Ingram after observing him holding his waistband in a way that indicated he may have been carrying a gun.

Ingram went between two parked cars and an officer heard a noise that indicated a metal object being dropped on a hard surface. When Ingram walked out from between the vehicles he was no longer holding his waistband.

The officer went between the cars and recovered a silver handgun from behind a parked vehicle’s tire. It was later learned the gun had been reported stolen from Gloucester Township.

Police attempted to stop Ingram when he came out of a liquor store on Chestnut Street.

Ingram ran and slipped and fell while fleeing police across 7th Street. Officers cuffed Ingram and he indicated to them he could not feel his legs.

The officers immediately took steps to stabilize Ingram’s neck and back and called for an ambulance, which arrived within four minutes.

Ingram, who was also allegedly in possession of bags of heroin, was receiving treatment at Cooper Hospital in Camden as of Friday afternoon.

Ingram is charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, being a certain person not to possess a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and drug possession.



sal earl June 14, 2014 at 08:46 AM
Really send him back to Camden
J Mac June 14, 2014 at 12:12 PM
Never once in the story does he tell us what town this happened in or what police department was involved in the chase? I'm assuming Camden with the new "County" force, but I could be wrong...
Paul J. DiBartolo June 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Hey wait, a stolen gun? Isn't that an illegal gun? What in the world did Mayor Nanny Bloomberg and his League of Extraordinary Mayors Against Illegal Guns do for us? Oh wait, all they ever did was try to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to get guns. Now he's posing under the name of "EveryTown For Gun Safety" which is actually a front for Bloomberg's newest gun confiscation scheme. His latest lie is that there have been 74 school shootings since Newtown. So why did CNN, no bastion of pro-gun advocates, amend it's reporting to lower that number to 15? Because the Nanny-Man lied in trying to get all his emoticons to start gushing by including assaults, homicides, suicides and even accidental shootings that included shootings related to personal arguments, accidents and alleged gang activities, and drug deals. The truth is that gun violence has decreased sharply in the last two decades, say...a 49% decrease. Oh well, I don't want to confuse the conversation with the facts. The real question for Mr. Bloomberg is what he's actually done to decrease the use of illegal guns. Not much.
Russell June 14, 2014 at 03:26 PM
Bob, you can call it sarcasm or constructive criticism. It is what it is
Brian N June 14, 2014 at 08:14 PM
Once again bringing joy to John's life. Thank me later buddy!

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