Police Officer Shot, Naked Suspect Killed in Altercation in N.J.

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Camden, N.J. (AP) Police in Camden, NJ say a naked stabbing suspect got into a struggle with a police officer, leading a colleague of the officer to open fire and kill the 19-year-old suspect.

The first officer was shot. She's in serious but stable condition. Authorities are investigating whether she was wounded by friendly fire or by the suspect, who had grabbed her gun.

Police were called to the neighborhood after reports that a man had stabbed someone.

When police arrived, they found Lamont Morton naked, holding a knife and wandering the neighborhood. The county prosecutor's office says Morton died after being shot seven times.

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