NYPD officer arrested in apparent road rage-related shooting in Voorhees Township, New Jersey

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — An NYPD officer faces charges in an apparent road rage shooting in New Jersey, authorities said.

The police officer allegedly used his service weapon during the shooting, which occurred while he was off duty.

Hieu Tran, 27, of Yonkers, was charged Thursday with attempted first-degree murder for shooting a 30-year-old Voorhees Township man.

The incident occurred last month in a multi-vehicle crash at Route 73 and Cooper Road in Voorhees Township, police said.

Officers arriving at the scene at 11:13 p.m. on May 17 found one of the drivers suffering from a gunshot wound.

That driver, whose name has not been released, was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he was still being treated Friday.

During the investigation by Voorhees Township police, detectives used surveillance video, cell phone records and ballistics evidence to identify Tran as the individual responsible for shooting the victim during a ‘an apparent road rage incident.

Ballistic evidence collected at the scene was ultimately linked to the firearm provided by Tran’s department, police said.

Tran was also charged with second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He is also suspended without pay, per department policy, when an officer is arrested.

The 27-year-old joined the department in February 2021 and has been assigned to the social media unit of the police department’s public information unit since last year.

Tran waived extradition and will be transferred to the custody of detectives from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Friday afternoon.

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