A Hamilton Township police officer is recovering from a broken arm after chasing a suspect across the Black Horse Pike Tuesday evening.

Just before 6:30 Tuesday evening, Hamilton Township police responded to a call about a shoplifting in progress at the Mays Landing Walmart. One of the responding officers located the suspect near Acme. Reports say the suspect fled from the officer and a foot pursuit ensued across the Black Horse Pike and into the Hamilton Mall parking lot.  The suspect was taken into custody, but in the process, the officer broke his arm.

The suspect was identified as Deanna Okojie of Somerdale, NJ.  Okojie was taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility and the officer is recovering from his injury.