An arrest has been made in connection to a shooting that killed one man and injured another on August 15, 2023, in Camden City, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.
On the morning of August 29, 2023, a 16-year-old male was arrested in Camden by the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force – Camden Division.
The juvenile male from Camden was charged with first-degree Felony Murder and weapons charges. He is being held at the Lakeland Juvenile Detention Center.
On Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at approximately 12:57 a.m., Camden County Police Department officers responded to the Northgate 1 apartment building lobby for reports of two people shot at that location.
Upon arrival, officers located two victims, 21-year-old Quashawn Smith of Camden and a 20-year-old male from West Deptford, suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to Cooper University Hospital, where Quashawn Smith succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m.
Detectives are looking for assistance in identifying a second suspect involved in this homicide.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Detective Kyrus Ingalls of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at (609) 969-9530 and Detective Vilmary Otero of the Camden County Police Department at (609) 519-8573. Tips can also be sent to CAMDEN.TIPS.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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*Post has updated.