The body camera of a New Jersey lawman has provided gripping, recently-released footage of the Camden County officer chasing down a suspect who shot him.
In November of last year, CCPD Officer Patrick O’Hanlon was instructing three suspects to sit on the curb when suspect Delronn Mahan took off running, shooting O’Hanlon as he attempted to restrain him.
Wounded but undeterred, O’Hanlon dug deep within himself and continued his pursuit of the suspect.
“Put your hands behind your back!” he shouted with audible pain in his voice as he closed distance with Mahan.
Catching up and taking Mahan into custody, O’Hanlon can be heard grunting and crying out as the pain begins to overwhelm him.
Since turning 18 a year prior to the incident, Mahan has been arrested ten times, including two felony convictions that makes him ineligible to own a firearm. It is believed that poor weapons care saved O’Hanlons life, as the weapon jammed before Mahan could fire a second time.
Suffering a significant wound to his leg, O’Hanlon was rushed to the hospital.
Camden County Police Chief Scott Thompson praised his officer in the aftermath of the incident.
“Officer O’Hanlon’s brave actions that night will ensure he is the last person this cowardly suspect will ever be able to hurt again,” Thomson said during a press conference at the time.
According to the Daily Mail, O’Hanlon has a long road of recovery ahead of him and was honored during an awards ceremony in February.
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