The Camden County Police Department received a call about a man having been shot near 28th Street and Pierce Avenue in Camden, NJ. Police officers were immediately dispatched to the scene, where they came across the victim lying in the street.
The victim, a 34-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound, was rushed to Cooper University Hospital. Once the victim got to the medical facility, he was treated by doctors for his injuries. Tragically, the victim was pronounced dead approximately six hours after the shooting.
Camden County NJ police and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office are working together on an investigation into the killing. At this time, investigators have yet to identify a suspect or determine what the motive was for the shooting.
If police are eventually able to identify a culprit, it is likely that criminal charges for murder would follow. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, first degree murder is the most serious crime in the NJ Criminal Code. While most first degree felonies carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in state prison, murder is treated differently; a conviction for first degree murder could result in life imprisonment, with a minimum mandatory sentence of 30 years in prison.
Authorities have asked for the public’s assistance with the investigation. Anyone who has information about the homicide is asked to call detectives at 856-225-8623 or 856-757-7420.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Camden Man Dies Day After He Was Shot.”