A Glassboro Township man has pleaded guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter for the fatal shooting of a man in Camden City in 2021, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay.
On May 16, 2023, before Judge Kurt Kramer, Angel Torres, 33, pleaded guilty to first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Michael Giancola on January 2, 2021.
At approximately 5:58 a.m., on Saturday, January 2, 2021, Torres encountered Giancola, 24, on the 1800 block of South 6th Street in Camden City.
The two men had a verbal exchange, then Giancola got into the driver’s seat of his car and attempted to drive off. Torres shot into the vehicle, striking Giancola twice. Giancola drove off, but his vehicle crashed at the intersection of South 6th Street and Ferry Avenue.
Giancola suffered two gunshot wounds, which led to his death that morning.
Following an investigation, Torres was arrested on January 11, 2021, in a hotel outside of Baltimore, MD, by the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force.
As part of the guilty plea, under the No Early Release Act, Torres faces 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, which requires him to serve 85% of the prison sentence before he is eligible for parole.
Torres is scheduled to be sentenced on June 15, 2023.