Police officers recently apprehended a suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred on a street in Camden, NJ.
According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the shooting went down around 5:30 p.m. on the 1000 block of Haddon Avenue in Camden, New Jersey. The suspect and the victim allegedly became involved in an “altercation” that ended when the suspect allegedly used a handgun to shoot the victim multiple times.
Camden County law enforcement dispatched officers to the scene of the shooting after received calls about a fight on the street. The Camden County Police ShotSpotter activation system was also triggered by the gunfire.
Officers discovered the victim, a 28-year-old male from Camden, NJ, lying on the sidewalk near the intersection of Haddon Avenue and Mount Vernon Street. He was transported to nearby Cooper University Hospital, where doctors tried to save him. Just 25 minutes after the shooting, the victim was pronounced dead.
The 29-year-old suspect was captured three days later in Willingboro, New Jersey. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force – Camden Division tracked the suspect to a residence in Willingboro, NJ.
The suspect faces criminal charges for first degree murder. If the suspect is convicted on the murder charges, he could be sentenced to life imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Camden County Jail.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Suspect in Fatal N.J. Shooting Nabbed When Leaving House.”