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Shooting suspect sought

Police actively searching for person who shot man


Hammonton Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a shooting in the 700 block of North First Road, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said. (THG/Kristin Guglietti. To purchase photos in The Gazette, call (609) 704-1940.)

HAMMONTON—At 5:11 a.m. on March 11, the Hammonton Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a shooting in the 700 block of North First Road, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.


Police and EMS responded and police spoke with the victim, a 32-year-old Hammonton resident, whose name was not released by Friel.


The victim stated that he exited the rear of his residence and heard a shot from the wooded area of the property, Friel said.


“The two subsequent shots struck him in his leg and his hand,” Friel said.


He was transported by EMS for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Friel said.


“The Hammonton Police Department conducted a thorough search of the area and scene. The incident is under investigation by the Hammonton Police Department and anyone with any information, should contact the Hammonton Police Department at (609) 561-4000,” Friel said.


Friel confirmed that the police were actively searching for the suspect in the shooting as of press time.


Detective Sgt. Jared Baglivo is the investigating officer, Friel said.


In other police news, police made a warrant arrest following a vehicle stop at the intersection of Central Avenue and Vine Street at 10:34 p.m. on March 13, Friel said.


Friel said Officer Kyle Ambrozaitis stopped a vehicle for lamps required and the driver, Irene Rodriguez-Martinez, 44, was found to have an outstanding warrant from Hammonton for $2,500 in reference to a driving while under the influence charge, Friel said.


She was arrested, transported to police headquarters for processing and subsequently transported to the Atlantic County Jail awaiting a court date in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.


Rodriguez-Martinez also received the following motor vehicle charges: lamps required and unlicensed driver, Friel said.


Ambrozaitis was the charging and arresting officer, Friel said.