Police officers recently arrested a Camden New Jersey man accused of committing a murder at a local apartment building.
Police made the arrest just before 5:00 a.m. at the Ablett Village Apartments in Camden, New Jersey. The Camden County Police Department dispatched officers to the scene after getting an unrelated call about a dispute over child custody. When the Camden County NJ cops showed up at the apartment complex, they heard an argument on the second floor.
Camden County officers went to the second floor to look into the matter and found a man who had sustained a stab wound to the chest. The injured resident was taken by ambulance to nearby Cooper University Hospital, where doctors treated him for his injuries. Tragically, doctors could not save the victim’s life. He was pronounced dead roughly two hours after arrival at the Camden medical facility.
The victim was 27 years old when he died.
Camden County NJ police were able to capture the suspect when he allegedly tried to flee the apartment.
The suspect, a 33-year-old man from Camden NJ, has been charged with first degree murder. If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the first degree murder charges, he could wind up behind bars for the rest of his life. That’s because the NJ Criminal Code treats murder differently from other first degree felonies, which typically carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in NJ State Prison.
This was the 38th homicide in Camden NJ so far this year.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Custody Dispute Call Leads Officers to Fatal Stabbing Victim.”