BRIDGETON — City police said they charged a Fairfield Township man with shooting at local officers early Wednesday morning.

Tyshaun S. Milledge, 29, of King Drive, is also charged in connection with the July 11 non-fatal shooting of a man on Oak Street and a domestic assault on July 12, authorities said.

Milledge was arrested Friday by police and the U.S. Marshal’s Service Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Police said Milledge’s arrest was something of a highlight in a week in which they dealt with several shootings, including a fatal drive-by, and a domestic dispute that left one person dead.

“Our resources have been stretched thin this past week, but it has, and continues to be, a fine job performed by officers and investigators from this department and assisting agencies in each incident, and they should be commended,” said Capt. Michael Gaimari.

“Obviously, we consider firing at a police officer a very serious matter,” Gaimari said. “These men and women represent the law and are here to protect each and every citizen from this type of activity. They are not the least bit intimidated and, in turn, appear to be even more dedicated toward their respective assignments.”

Milledge is charged in the police shooting with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault with a weapon and single counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon by certain persons prohibited from having a weapon. Bail on those charges is set at $2 million.

He is scheduled to make his first appearance in Superior Court on those charges at 1:30 p.m. Monday. He will appear before Superior Court Judge Cristen D’Arrigo.

Authorities charged Milledge in connection with the July 11 shooting with aggravated assault with a weapon and other weapons charges. Bail on those charges is set at $100,000.

He was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, defiant trespassing and other weapons offenses in connection with the July 12 incident. Bail for those offenses is set at $150,000.

Milledge is also charged with resisting arrest during his apprehension Friday. Bail for that offense is set at $35,000.

Authorities charged that Milledge shot at officers as they were investigating a burglary on North Street shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday. No officers were injured.

They also said Milledge allegedly shot a 28-year-old Oak Street man in the arm on Oak Street on July 11. Milledge then fled the scene, they said.

Gaimari said Milledge was finally apprehended about 7:30 a.m. Friday after he was found hiding in an attic in a residence in the 200 block of South Giles Street. Milledge initially ignored orders to surrender and physically resisted attempts by authorities to take Milledge into custody, he said.

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