Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Berlin Borough Police Chief Robert Carrara reported a homicide in the borough Monday night.
Timothy Canfield, M/25, of the first block of North Brill Avenue in Berlin, is charged with Murder in connection with the shooting death of Kereti Paulsen, M/25, of Cape May Court House.
It is alleged that Paulsen got into a fistfight with another resident of the Brill Avenue home some time between 10 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Monday night. That argument broke up and all but Paulsen went back into the house, according to witness statements. After the fight ended Canfield, who was not involved in the altercation, went outside carrying a compound bow and a quiver of arrows. Canfield is charged with shooting Paulsen in the stomach with one of the arrows fired from his bow.
Canfield admitted to driving to a wooded area in Winslow and disposing of the bow and arrows, according to a probable cause statement issued by the State. Authorities retrieved the bow Tuesday.
Police found Paulsen lying in the back yard of the Brill Avenue home where he was shot. He was pronounced dead at Virtua Hospital in Berlin. An autopsy Tuesday revealed the arrow perforated an iliac vein in Paulsen’s pelvis.
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