A Camden New Jersey man was sentenced to 28 years in NJ State Prison for threatening to kill a woman and then shooting a gun at three other people.
The frightening incidents occurred on the same day in early 2013. The first incident involved the suspect allegedly threatening to kill a woman from Woodbury, New Jersey.
According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect also used a gun later that same day and fired gunshots into a car. When the suspect approached the back of a Dodge Charger that was on the roadway in Camden NJ, he was reportedly concealing his identity by covering his face with a black mask. At the time of the shooting, there were three people inside the car: a 39-year-old Merchantville man, his 39-year-old girlfriend from Camden NJ, and the woman’s teen son.
The woman and the boy were not injured during the shooting, but the man suffered a gunshot wound.
The suspect was apprehended and arrested by Camden County police. He was subsequently charged with a number of crimes, including nine counts of aggravated assault and one count each of terroristic threats, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and a certain persons offense for being a felon illegally in possession of a weapon.
In early 2016, the 42-year-old suspect stood trial in Camden County Superior Court. He was ultimately convicted and then sentenced to a term of incarceration of 28 years in New Jersey State Prison. Moreover, the suspect won’t be eligible for release on parole until after serving at least 20 years behind bars.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Prison for Masked Man Who Threatened N.J. Woman, Shot at 3 Others.”