NJ prosecutor has high praises for how law enforcement handled high school football game shooting

Andrew Kramer
November 19, 2019 - 7:33 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Pleasantville High School and Camden High School get set to finish their playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field Wednesday that was stopped by gunfire Friday, law enforcement is being recognized for their response to the shooting that night.

Ahead of the conclusion of the game at the home of the Eagles, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner decided to call a press conference "to applaud the efforts, the collaborative efforts, of all of the law enforcement agencies that took place in the identification and capture of the suspects."

There were six arrests over the weekend in connection to the shooting that happened in the stands.

Police Officer Nina Mitchell was off-duty that night and was just arriving to the game in Pleasantville as a fan.

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"As I drove up, I could see all the kids just running out, the adults trying to get out over the fence because they couldn't find an exit to get out," she said. 

She said she ran right in to help anyway and didn't think twice about it. 

"That's what makes their actions truly heroic, they are never truly off duty," Tyner said. 

Three people were shot that night, including a 10-year-old boy who's still in critical condition.