Police continued their investigation on Tuesday despite being unable to take a formal statement from the victim, who remained hospitalized in Camden.
Richard Jamison, 22, of Colfax Street, was shot at around 2:20 p.m. Monday, at a location that eventually was identified as the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Spruce Street.
Police said Jamison was involved in an altercation with at least two other people before one of the assailants fired a single shot from a handgun.
“It was some distance between the two,” Bridgeton Police Det. Lt. Michael Gaimari said of Jamison and the shooter.
Still, investigators are certain the shooter was aiming for Jamison, Gaimari said.
The bullet pierced Jamison’s right cheek, then struck his tongue. Jamison spit out the bullet, according to police.
Jamison had been upgraded to stable condition by Tuesday afternoon, Gaimari said.
An unidentified person drove Jamison to South Jersey Healthcare-Bridgeton Health Center for treatment before police arrived on the scene. Jamison was transferred to Cooper University Hospital, where he initially was listed in critical but stable condition.
Jamison reportedly began banging on the doors of Fremont Avenue homes seeking help after he was shot.
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The photo is from a story of a many who caught a bullet with his false teeth. He also spit out a bullet:
“The next thing I knew was something hit my false tooth and I spat out the hot lead. It hurt like hell but we’re both still alive.”