Camden, N.J. – Detectives have made an arrest in reference to a homicide that occurred in Camden last August, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.
Taquan Tingle, 28, of Woodlynne, was charged on May 12, 2022 with one count of first-degree Murder in connection to the homicide of Darnell Farrish, 19, of Woodlynne. Tingle was also charged with three second-degree counts: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons.
On August 28, 2021, at approximately 8:01 p.m., officers from the Camden County Police Department responded to a ShotSpotter activation on the 2300 block of South 8th Street, between Sylvan Street and Fairview Street, in Camden. Officers located the victim in that area suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 8:18 p.m.
During the investigation, detectives obtained surveillance video that captured muzzle flashes coming from the area of the shooting and a suspect running toward Sylvan Street while tucking an object into his chest area. After months of investigation, Tingle was ultimately determined to be the individual responsible for the shooting.
Earlier this month, detectives searched Tingle’s residence and located a polymer 9mm handgun, commonly referred to as a “ghost gun.” Ballistics testing revealed that it was a match to the weapon used in the homicide.
Tingle is currently incarcerated in the Camden County Correctional Facility on unrelated charges. He was served with his new charges on May 12, 2022. A detention hearing will be scheduled for a future date.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Lance Merrill of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at 609-789-3766 or Detective Matthew Kreidler of the Camden County Police Department Homicide Unit at 609-519-6918. Tips can also be sent anonymously to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.