Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city last night.

Camden County Police responded at approximately 5:36 p.m. on Friday to the 1100 block of N. 18th Street in Camden in reference to a 911 call of a female shot.

Officers arrived and located the victim, Iris Sanchez, 38, of Camden, inside a house suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:25 p.m.

The investigation revealed the shooter was Pedro Mercado, 22, of Camden, who is the son of Iris Sanchez. Mercado was arrested by Camden County Sheriff officers approximately 8 p.m. near the intersection of Haddon and Benson streets.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Michael Rhoads at (856) 225-8561 or Camden County Police Detective Shawn Donlon at (856) 757-7420.

Information may also be emailed to

Released Saturday, April, 2, 2016.