Pennsauken officer shoots man fleeing from car stop

November 10, 2012 8:20:27 AM PST
A Pennsauken police officer shot at a man who authorities say fled during a car stop.

It happened shortly before 3:00 Saturday morning near the intersection of 27th Street and Marlton Pike.

Pennsauken police conducted a traffic stop in the area. Police say the driver - 25-year-old Aaron McNeil - got out of the vehicle and fled.

An officer pursued and as the chase neared the Washington Park Apartments, police say McNeil displayed a gun.

Theofficer fired, striking the suspect in the calf.

McNeil was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated and released into police custody.

Police say a handgun was recovered.

McNeil faces Aggravated Assault and weapons related charges.