A Camden NJ man has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of his cousin.
According to Camden County prosecutors, the 26-year-old suspect killed his 25-year-old cousin on August 23.
The Camden County Police Department got a call about gunshots being fired near Sycamore Street and Orchard Street in Camden, New Jersey. When police got to the scene, they discovered the victim lying in the roadway. The victim had sustained a gunshot wound.
The victim was transported to nearby Cooper University Hospital, where doctors tried to save him. The victim was pronounced dead roughly one hour after the shooting.
Camden County NJ detectives investigated the death and obtained data from the victim’s cellphone. Investigators also got video surveillance footage, as well as GPS data. Police were able to use the evidence to connect the suspect to the shooting.
Police later obtained an arrest warrant and looked for the suspect. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force eventually arrested the suspect at his attorney’s office.
If the suspect is convicted of first degree murder, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder carries a potential punishment of life imprisonment and a minimum term of incarceration of 30 years.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was moved to the Camden County Jail. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $1 million bail amount.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Camden Man Charged with Murder in Cousin’s Death.”