According to Camden County prosecutors, the shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. on the 1000 block of Haddon Avenue in Camden, NJ. The suspect and the victim reportedly got into an “altercation” that culminated in the suspect pulling out a handgun and firing multiple gunshots.
Camden County police officers were dispatched to the scene of the shooting after law enforcement got several reports of a fight breaking out. Additionally, the Camden County Police ShotSpotter activation system was triggered by the gunshots.
The victim, a 28-year-old man who lived in Camden NJ, was found lying on the sidewalk by the intersection of Haddon Avenue and Mount Vernon Street. He was rushed to nearby Cooper University Hospital, but doctors could not save him; he was pronounced dead just 25 minutes after being shot.
The 29-year-old suspect was apprehended three days later in Willingboro, which is located in Burlington County, New Jersey. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force – Camden Division tracked down the suspect at a home in Willingboro.
The suspect has been charged with first degree murder. If the suspect is ultimately convicted of murder, he could potentially be sentenced to life imprisonment in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was taken to the Camden County Jail.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Suspect in Fatal N.J. Shooting Nabbed When Leaving House.”