A Pennsylvania man accused of shooting a cop in New Jersey has been charged with 17 counts, including attempted murder.


A Pennsylvania man accused of shooting a cop in New Jersey has been charged with 17 counts, including attempted murder.

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with wounding a New Jersey police officer during a gunfight in August.

Arthur H Disanto Jr., 41, of Upper Darby, was wanted in Pennsylvania for attempted murder when he allegedly led officers on a chase on Aug.


Upper Darby is a Philadelphia suburb in Delaware County.

He stole an unmarked police vehicle after crashing his motorcycle and drove to New Jersey, where he dumped the SUV in Deptford Township and fled on foot, according to authorities.

He was found in Washington Township after a massive search involving several agencies.

Disanto was confronted by a Monroe Township police officer who ordered him to surrender, but he refused and jumped a fence, according to authorities.

When the officer approached, Disanto opened fire, hitting the officer in the ear and hand, according to authorities.

Disanto entered the front yard of a home on Barnsboro Road, where a Deptford cop ordered him to surrender, according to authorities.

According to prosecutors, surveillance video shows Disanto raising his weapon and firing at the Deptford cop.

Disanto was shot by that officer, who returned fire.

Disanto was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, six counts of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, and various weapons offenses by a grand jury in Gloucester County this week.

Disanto was hospitalized for a few weeks after the shooting, and a judge denied a defense motion to have him returned to a medical facility for continued care in September.

The judge decided that his treatment at the Salem County Correctional Facility was adequate.

Disanto’s previous attempted murder charge in Pennsylvania stemmed from an incident on July 3 in which he allegedly shot his girlfriend with a shotgun.

According to prosecutors, he also punched the woman and used a stun gun on her.

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