Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson reported an arrest Wednesday in a killing in the city last week.
Clifford Stevens, M/26 of the 54 Oak Forest Drive in Sicklerville in Camden, was ordered held on $1 million bail Thursday by Superior Court Judge Thomas Brown on a charge of Murder. Stevens is accused of killing William Colbert, M/28, of Camden on February 18. It is alleged Stevens shot Colbert about 9 a.m. Monday at 16th and Pierce streets in Camden. The victim was deceased when officers arrived.
Stevens then fled the area in a silver 2003 Chevrolet Malibu which had been rented in the victim’s name. Within minutes of the killing, that Malibu crashed at 27th and Harrison streets. A witness to that crash identified Stevens as the driver and saw he had two guns in his possession as he got out of the damaged car and ran from the scene, according to a probable cause statement released by the State. Police investigating the scene found Stevens hiding in the rear yard of an abandoned property on the 1200 block of North 28th Street in Camden, about a block from the car crash. He had in his possession a Glock .40 caliber handgun and William Colbert’s cell phone, according to the probable cause statement.
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