On January 8, 2020, Jamil Beatty, 30, of Camden, NJ, was charged in connection with the fatal shooting of William McWhorter.  Beatty was charged with first-degree Murder, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki.

On November 29, 2019, the Camden County Police Department responded to reports of a man who appeared to have been shot on the 700 block of Tulip Street at approximately 3:27 p.m. When officers arrived, they located the victim, William McWhorter, 46, of Philadelphia, lying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Jamil Beatty was arrested on January 8, 2020, at his home in Camden and remanded to the Camden County Jail pending a pretrial detention hearing.

All individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Released Friday, January 10, 2020.