Investigation underway into police involved shooting Friday in Upper Township
Upper Deerfield-- An Upper Deerfield man is in critical but stable condition after exchanging in gunfire with police Friday night at his home in Cumberland County. Police were responding to a 911 call where the caller hung up before contact was initiated prompting them to trace the call to a home on Centerton Road.
The incident which also left a trooper with a graze wound is under current investigation by the Attorney General's shooting response team at a residence later deemed incorrect
After tracing the call and responding to the home, police were looking to check to make sure whoever made the call was okay and came to a sliding glass door in the back of the home before knocking.
When the troopers began shining flashlights into the home and announced they were at the residence responding to a 911 call, a gunfire exchange through the door between police and 76 year old Gerald Sykes who fired a single round from his shotgun.
Sykes was hit with multiple rounds and fled into the house and later came out of his home to receive medical attention via airlift to Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
Details of the investigation are still unfolding as the incident is looked into.