Robber Pistol-Whips Victim, Shoots Himself: Police

February 22, 2018 Updated: October 5, 2018

A robbery suspect shot himself when he was pistol-whipping his victim in New Jersey, according to the Woodbury City Police Department.

The department dispatched a patrol around 8:40 p.m. to a parking garage on 27 Cooper Street after a report came in of a shooting on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

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A parking garage at 27 Cooper Street, Woodbury, N.J. (Screenshot via Google Street View)

Police found out four people tried to rob a 20-year-old acquaintance in the garage. A fight broke out and one of the robbers hit the victim in the head with a gun. The gun went off, however, striking the robber in the hand.

The four suspects got in a car and fled, but they were stopped and apprehended by police less than 700 yards away.

The suspected weapon was found in the car, the police stated in a Facebook post.

Both the victim and the wounded suspect were taken to hospitals with what police deemed as non-life threatening injuries.

The four suspects were arrested and identified as New Jersey residents Doug Henderson, 24, of Camden; Brianna Jiminez, 18, of Logan; Aleem Clark, 18, of Camden; and Branden Wentz, 19, of Logan.

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L-R: Brianna Jiminez, Aleem Clark, Doug Henderson. (Woodbury City Police Department)

All except Wentz were charged with a conspiracy to commit robbery. Wentz was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a handgun.

Wentz and Henderson have been detained at the Salem County Jail, while Jimenez and Clark have been released pending their court appearances.


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