Wheelchair-bound Camden man arrested for allegedly brandishing gun

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Officers with the Camden County Police Department arrested Jorge Rosado, 39, for allegedly threatening people with a handgun while sitting in a wheelchair.
Credit: File photo / Rikard Larma

Camden County police on Saturday arrested a wheelchair-bound New Jersey man for allegedly threatening pedestrians with a handgun in downtown Camden.

Sgt. John Maddox and officers Paul Dzialo and William Poling were shortly before 7:30 a.m. called to the corner of 5th and Market streets after a resident reported a man in a wheelchair was threatening people with a handgun.

Officers on arrival found suspect Jorge Rosado, 39, of Camden.

Investigators said they observed the butt of a gun in the front pocket of Rosado’s jacket.

Police arrested the man and recovered a .38-caliber silver handgun, according to a release.

“I’m proud of our officers for responding quickly to a resident’s call, defusing a potentially dangerous situation without incident and taking another firearm off the streets before it could be used in an act of violence,” police Chief J. Scott Thomson said in a statement.

Rosado was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon by a prohibited person.

He was imprisoned at the Camden County Jail on $85,000 cash or bond bail.


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