Camden, N.J. – A Camden man has been charged for fatally shooting a man inside his apartment the day after Christmas, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki.
Frederic Boyd, 41, of Camden, has been charged with one count of first-degree Murder, one count of second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and one count of second-degree Certain Persons.
Police were called to Boyd’s apartment on the 1200 block of Chestnut St. around 8 p.m. on Dec. 26 for a reported shooting. The victim, identified as Darrell Matthews, 46, of Camden, was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
During the investigation, police located surveillance footage that showed Boyd leaving the apartment shortly after the shooting and traveling to an area nearby. When investigators searched that area, they located a handgun.
Boyd was arrested on Dec. 30 by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force – Camden Division in Mt. Holly. He is currently in the Camden County Correctional Facility awaiting a detention hearing.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.