Alleged cop shooter held pending trial on attempted murder charge

CAMDEN — A public defender for a 19-year-old man charged with attempted murder for shooting a police officer in Camden last week told a judge Wednesday her client was trying to toss a pistol he had when the officer grabbed the gun.

Meg Butler said Delronn Mahan claims he was subsequently pistol-whipped by Officer Patrick O’Hanlon. She said the officer had gained control of the gun when it discharged and he inadvertently shot himself in the leg.

The testimony came in a detention hearing for the Lindenwold man in a Camden courtroom. O’Hanlon sat in a wheelchair in the courtroom …read more

Source: Camden

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