Man shot at after chasing away two car thieves

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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, NJ – A Cape May County man was shot at Thursday night after he confronted two suspects breaking into his car.

According to police, at around 11:25 pm, officers responded to a shooting call in the 100 block of East Anna Street.

“Upon the officers’ arrival, it was determined the victim discovered two subjects standing by his vehicle with the driver’s side door open,” the Middle Township Police Department reported. “The victim chased the subjects, on foot, west on East Anna St. towards Route 9. According to the victim, while pursuing the subjects, one of them turned and fired two shots at the victim.”

The male victim was not struck during the shooting. Investigators later found a shell casing as evidence of the shooting.


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The man described both suspects as Hispanic males, wearing all black and with an approximate age frame of late teens to early twenties. The one male was described as short, approximately 5’2″ with an average to thin build. The second suspect was described as tall, approximately 6′ with an average to thin build, according to police.