Vyron Johnson, 31, of Camden was sentenced on June 28, 2018 to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murder of Patrick Lowe. On June 11, 2018, Vyron Johnson pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter for shooting and killing Patrick Lowe and Aggravated Assault for injuring another Camden man who was 32 at the time.
During the investigation, witnesses told detectives that Vyron Johnson and the surviving male victim had an argument earlier in the night, and that Johnson left the area and returned approximately a half hour later in a light-colored minivan, which was corroborated by surveillance footage. Johnson then got out of the vehicle headed toward the 1200 block of Whitman Avenue and opened fire on the surviving victim, striking him and Patrick Lowe.
When officers arrived, they located both men suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. They were rushed to Cooper University Hospital where Patrick Lowe succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Vyron Johnson was apprehended and taken into custody on August 6, 2016 by members of both the Camden County Metro Police Department and the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force.
Vyron Johnson was sentenced by the Honorable Kathleen Delaney of the New Jersey Superior Court. He will have to serve at least 17 years of the 20-year sentence before he is eligible for parole. The sentence must also be served concurrently with 8.5 years of the 10-year sentence for the Aggravated Assault charge.
Released Monday, July 2, 2018.