According to Camden County prosecutors, a 24-year-old man was shot and killed while he walked along the 700 block of South 8th Street in Camden, NJ. The fatal shooting happened around 4:00 p.m.
The shooting tripped off a gunfire detection system, which notified police about the incident. Camden County police officers were immediately sent to the scene, where they discovered the victim lying in an alley.
The victim was rushed to Cooper University Hospital in Camden NJ, where doctors pronounced him dead shortly after he arrived.
The Camden County Police Department is currently investigating the murder. At this time, police have not yet identified any suspects in the shooting.
If investigators do eventually identify and apprehend a suspect, it is likely that serious criminal charges for murder would follow. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is a first degree felony and carries the most severe penalties in the New Jersey Criminal Code. A conviction for first degree murder could result in life imprisonment in NJ State Prison, with a minimum sentence of 30 years.
Anyone with information about the homicide should get call Camden County Prosecutor’s Office detectives at 856-365-3114.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “24-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot in Camden, Officials Say.”