Prosecutor: Off-duty officer shoots, wounds suspect who was found inside his parked car

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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.

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