A Camden New Jersey man faces first degree murder charges in connection with a fatal shooting on a city street.
The violent shooting occurred a short time before 9:00 p.m. on August 8 in front of Eugene’s Barbershop, which is located South 6th Street in Camden, NJ. According to law enforcement, the suspect rode his bicycle near the barbershop and then fired multiple gunshots at two women standing outside the building.
A 21-year-old woman was struck by at least one bullet and died as a result of her injuries, while an 18-year-old woman sustained significant injuries when she was also hit by multiple bullets. Both victims resides in Camden, New Jersey.
Camden County police conducted an investigation into the fatal shooting, but investigators could not identify the suspect until two witnesses came forward to report seeing a man with a bull’s-eye tattoo in between his eyes. Police then matched this description to an image of a man captured on video surveillance footage.
Law enforcement eventually tracked the suspect to Fort Walton Beach, Florida and arrested him.
The suspect is a 23-year-old Camden man. He has been charged with first degree murder. If the suspect is convicted on the first degree murder charges, he faces a potential penalty of life imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison.
After the suspect was extradited from Florida to New Jersey, he was ordered held at the Camden County Jail on a bail amount of $1.5 million.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Bull’s-Eye Tattoo between the Eyes Leads Police to Murder Suspect.”