EDGEWATER PARK, New Jersey — An off-duty police officer shot and critically wounded a man he found inside his personal vehicle that was parked at a southern New Jersey home.
Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi says the shooting by Delanco officer Basil Warren occurred early Tuesday in Edgewater Park.
Warren had finished his shift at 3 a.m. and was still in uniform when he drove in his own car to the Edgewater Park home, which he had recently purchased. When he left the home a short time later, Warren found 26-year-old Tysean Fitzpatrick of Willingboro in the driver's seat of the car.
A short time later, Warren fired his department-issued .40 caliber firearm multiple times. A wounded Fitzpatrick then drove the vehicle a short distance before it came to rest.