According to authorities, a 44-year-old Camden man was shot and killed while walking outside on a Sunday morning. The murder occurred as the local man was walking along Pershing Street.
The Camden County Police Department got a notification of gunshots being fired on the 1400 block of Pershing Street shortly after 3:00 a.m. When Camden police officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the victim lying on the sidewalk.
The victim was transported by emergency responders to nearby Cooper University Hospital, where doctors tried to save him. Tragically, the victim was pronounced dead approximately one hour after the shooting incident.
The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Camden County Police Department are working together on a joint investigation. Law enforcement has not yet identified a suspect in the homicide.
If police are eventually able to identify and arrest a suspect, the culprit would likely face criminal charges for first degree murder. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is the most serious crime in the NJ Criminal Code. A conviction on first degree murder charges could lead to life imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison, with a minimum mandatory term sentence of 30 years in prison.
Anyone who has information about the killing or a suspect should contact Camden County NJ detectives at 856-614-8003 or 856-757-7420.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Man Dies After South Jersey Shooting, Police Say.”