MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Police are looking for a 19-year-old suspect in a Dec. 18 shooting in the Edgewood section of the township that left a Whitesboro man wounded, police said.

Officers responded to Bayview Road on Dec. 18 for a report of gunshots. They found Jahquees Johnson with a gunshot wound. An investigation by township police and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office identified Daquan Smith, 19 as a suspect. Smith has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault with a handgun, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, police said.

Smith’s location is unknown, and there is an active warrant for his arrest, police said. He is considered armed and dangerous, police said, and should not be approached.

Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts can call police at 609-465-8700.

Contact: 609-272-7260


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I cover breaking news on the digital desk. I graduated from Temple University in Dec. 2017 and joined the Press in the fall of 2018. Previously, I freelanced, covering Pennsylvania state politics and criminal justice reform.

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