CAMDEN - A 28-year-old man was shot in Camden by officers after he fired at them several times Friday night, authorities said Saturday.

Four officers from the Camden County Police Department arrived just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of South 7th Street and Sycamore Street, in the Bergen Square section of the city, in response to a report of a man with a gun in Chestnut Court.

When they arrived, the prosecutor's office said, they found James Dickerson, of Camden, who officers said drew his gun and fired "several shots."

The officers fired back, hitting Dickerson once in the leg.

Dickerson was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, the prosecutor's office said.

He has been charged with four counts of attempted murder and related weapons charges. When released from the hospital, he will be taken to the Camden County Jail, the prosecutor's office said.

The prosecutor's office said it is reviewing the incident and the four officers involved will be placed on administrative duty during the investigation.

Scott Thomson, the Camden police chief, backed his officers' actions in a statement.

"I am proud of the responding officers' actions and strongly support their actions when faced with the threat of deadly violence," he said.

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