Camden, N.J.– A 44-year-old man has been sentenced to 16 years in New Jersey State Prison for the shooting of a Camden man in October 2019, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay.

On June 10, 2022, Michael Langston, 44, was sentenced by Camden County Superior Court Judge Kurt Kramer to 16 years in New Jersey State Prison. Langston must serve approximately 10 years before is eligible for parole.

After a jury trial, Langston was found guilty on April 27, 2022 of the following offenses:

  1. Second-degree aggravated assault
  2. Fourth-degree aggravated assault
  3. Second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose
  4. Second-degree unlawful possession of handgun without a permit
  5. Second-degree certain persons not to have weapons

On October 24, 2019, officers of the Camden County Metro Police Department responded to the area of 5th Street and State Street for a report of a person shot. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the back.  The victim stated that after a verbal altercation Langston pointed a firearm at his friend and in response the victim jumped in the line of fire and was shot. Langston was apprehended later that day.

Assistant Prosecutor Lloyd Henderson represented the state in this matter.

This case was a joint investigation by Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Camden County Metro Police Department Shooting Response Team.