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New York Police Department officer arrested after apparent rage-fueled shooting in Voorhees Township, NJ

VOORHEES TWP., New Jersey (WPVI) – A New York Police Department officer is facing charges after he fired a shot in Camden County, New Jersey, apparently out of anger over his actions, authorities said.

The officer is said to have used his service weapon in the shooting, which occurred outside of his duty.

Hieu Tran, 27, of Yonkers, was charged Thursday with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a 30-year-old Voorhees Township man, the Camden County District Attorney's Office said.

It happened on May 17 at around 11:13 p.m. at Route 73 and Cooper Road in Voorhees Twp.

Officers arrived at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash and found one of the drivers suffering from a gunshot wound.

The driver, whose name was not released, was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he remained treated until Friday.

During the Voorhees Township Police Department's investigation, detectives used surveillance video, cell phone records and ballistics evidence to identify Tran as the person who shot the victim during an apparent incident of road rage.

Ballistic evidence recovered at the crime scene was ultimately linked to Tran's service weapon, police said.

Tran was also charged with second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

He is being held in New York City and is awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

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