The victim was an 18-year-old who lived in Camden, New Jersey. He was shot and killed during the early morning hours as he walked on the 2000 block of South 6th Street in Camden.
The Camden County Police Department got multiple reports of a shooting and dispatched police officers to the area. When officers arrived at the scene a short time later, they found the victim lying in the road.
Tragically, emergency medical responders could not save the victim; he was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities believe that he died as a result of the shooting.
The Camden County Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office are actively investigating the killing. Investigators have yet to identify any suspects or a motive for the fatal shooting.
If a suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, he would probably face severe penalties for criminal homicide. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is classified as a first degree felony. A conviction on first degree murder charges could lead to life imprisonment, with a conviction resulting in a minimum mandatory sentence of 30 years in NJ State Prison.
Anyone with information about the murder, or the shooter, should get in touch with Camden County NJ detectives at 856-365-3239 or 856-757-7420.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “18-Year-Old Killed in Camden Shooting.”