Accidental gunshot inside building near Cherry Hill Mall; no injuries

Posted: March 09, 2014

CHERRY HILL A man was arrested Friday after accidentally discharging his weapon in an office building next to the Cherry Hill Mall, police said. No one was hurt.

The incident occurred around noon in the lobby of the One Cherry Hill building, which connects with the mall parking lot. Corye Johnson, 33, of Camden, discharged a single gunshot from a handgun, police said. He then walked outside and left in a car, which police later tracked down.

Cherry Hill Police Sgt. Richard Humes said there were few people in the area during the incident.

Michelle Himes, a coordinator for All Metro Health Care on the building's ninth floor, said she arrived as police searched the area. Leaving work Friday night, she was unaware that the person responsible had been apprehended.

"We kept the door locked," she said.

Johnson was charged with possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon by a felon, and possession of hollow point bullets. He was held at the Camden County ail on a bail of $102,500.

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