Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city early this morning.

Camden County Police responded at approximately 1:23 a.m. on Wednesday to the area of 6th Street and Ferry Avenue near the I-676 overpass in Camden for a ShotSpotter notification and several 911 calls about a person shot.

Officers arrived and located the victim, Stephen Bennett Jr., 22, of Camden, lying on the sidewalk.  He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 1:44 a.m.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Jim Brining at (856) 225-8439 or Camden County Police Detective Sean Miller at (856) 757-7420.

Information may also be emailed to

Released Wednesday, December 23, 2015.