Camden, N.J. – A 15-year-old has now been charged in adult court for his role in the Sept. homicide of a Camden man, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.
Michael Allen, 15, of Camden, has been charged with one count of first-degree Murder, one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, one count of second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and one count of fourth-degree Resisting Arrest.
Police were called to the 3000 block of Hope St. in Camden around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found Justin Ingram, 20, of Camden, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Ingram was transported to an area hospital where he later died.
Detectives located surveillance video capturing portions of the incident; witnesses later identified Allen as the person in the video. When detectives went to speak with Allen on Sept. 28, he attempted to run and was subsequently arrested.
Evidence collected from Allen during the arrest later tied him to Ingram’s homicide. Allen was initially charged as a juvenile on Oct. 2. He was charged as an adult on March 4.
Allen is currently being held in a juvenile facility awaiting a detention hearing.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.