Bridgeton police are seeking the suspects in a shooting near an elementary school Wednesday afternoon that resulted in one injury.
Several shots were taken at a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer operated by Jason Cheeks, 25, of Rosenhayn, Capt. Michael Giamari said. He said police have the identities of suspects but no arrests have been made.
Cheeks was shot in the back as he was traveling near the intersection of Oak and Lawrence Streets, police said. He was treated and released Thursday morning.
School officials at Broad Street Elementary School shut down the school due to the proximity to the parking lot, police said.
Two vehicles were impounded near the scene of the shooting, police said.
Jakeria Waldemar, 18, of Millville, and Da’shon Harris, 21, of Fairfield Township were found in one of the vehicles, which was stopped on Lake Street. They are charged with possession of what police described as a significant amount of marijuana. Harris was taken to Cumberland County jail in lieu of $20,000 bail on charges that included intent to distribute marijuana. Waldemar was released to appear in court on possession charges.
A 17-year-old female was also arrested and charged with obstruction of the administration of law and resisting arrest. She was present at the crime scene and refused to provide her identification and then became disorderly by yelling at other potential witnesses at the scene, according to the police report. She was later released to her mother.
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