Officials: Vehicle connected to deadly shooting of Philadelphia officer found in South Brunswick
Authorities say that a car found on fire in South Brunswick early Friday morning is connected to suspects accused of shooting two Philadelphia police officers Thursday night.
The shooting happened around 11:15 p.m. Thursday in a parking garage at Philadelphia International Airport. Two police officers were arriving for work when they saw a group of people trying to break into a car.
Authorities say the suspects started shooting when the officers approached them. One officer was killed. The other officer and a suspect were injured.
South Brunswick police say that the Monmouth Junction Fire Department responded to a car fire off Route 32 around 1 a.m. Friday. They say that this vehicle is connected to the shooting.
“South Brunswick Police have been working with [Philadelphia Police] and [the ATF Philadelphia division] in the ongoing investigation in the murder of the Philadelphia Police Officer. There are no safety concerns to our local area,” South Brunswick police wrote on Twitter.
Police have released surveillance video from the shooting in the hope that the public can help identify the suspects.
Interim Philadelphia Police Commissioner John M. Stanford announced that there is a $150,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Anyone who might have information about the suspects is urged to contact Philadelphia police at 215-686-TIPS.