State Judge: Alexander DeJesus to Remain in Jail Until Trial

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A state judge has ruled that a Philadelphia man charged in the ambush shooting of two undercover Camden Police Detectives over the summer will remain in jail until his trial.

The judge issued the ruling on Wednesday, December 5th, after finding that 20-year-old Alexander DeJesus could pose a threat to public safety if released.

His lawyer argued DeJesus posed a "low risk" for committing a violent crime or not showing up for court.

DeJesus is among three men charged in connection to the August 7th shooting of two undercover detectives who were sitting at a red light in an unmarked car at the intersection of Broadway and Walnut streets in Camden.

All three men face charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapon offenses.

Both detectives were injured but thankfully survived the ordeal.

The both remain out on administrative leave as they continue to recover.


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