A police officer is recovering in the hospital with the help of his community following a shooting in which he was injured and a suspect was killed.
Friday at 12:38 p.m., Officer Robert Shisler of the Deptford police stopped a pedestrian on Delsea Drive, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Authorities identified the man as Mitchell Negron Jr., 24 years old, and said he fled.
Near Doman Avenue, the foot pursuit culminated in a struggle between the two men. During the conflict, Shisler and Negron were both shot.
Negron was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 1:00 p.m., whereas Shisler was transported to Cooper Medical Center in Camden. According to the OAG, Shisler was in stable condition as of Sunday morning.
The shooting of a police officer in Deptford is backed by New Jersey
NBC Philadelphia reported that as Shisler underwent surgery for a bullet wound to his leg, his fellow officers gathered outside the hospital and were seen hugging.
On social media, the Deptford police thanked locals for their prayers and support. In addition, the New Jersey State PBA thanked an unidentified citizen for rushing to Shisler’s aid.
Wounded Officer Update – Our brother officer Bobby Shisler with Deptford Police Department continues his recovery at Cooper University Hospital this morning. This brave 4 year veteran was in the fight of his life yesterday. He suffered critical life threatening injuries.
— New Jersey State PBA (@NJSPBA) March 11, 2023
“Thank you to the citizen who assisted in his survival. The three officers who applied a tourniquet and rushed him to the hospital are greatly appreciated “The NJSPBA tweeted the following. “Bobby’s recuperation is lengthy.”
A verified GoFundMe for Shisler’s family has raised over $76,000 in less than two days. In addition to individuals and families, the list of top donors includes police unions and first responder organisations from Gloucester County and New Jersey.