Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported arrests in two unrelated nonfatal shootings in Camden recently.
Two men, Charles Alford, M/29, and Jordan Arroyo, M/18, both of Camden, were charged in connection with an August 1st shooting near 6th and Clinton streets that injured a 20-year-old Camden man.
Alford and Arroyo are each charged with Criminal Attempted Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and being a Certain Person not to Possess Weapons.
In addition, Alford has been charged with multiple counts of Criminal Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and weapons offenses in connection with two June shootings and a July shooting. The first was reported on June 9 at 6th and Royden streets. Shots were fired, but no one was hit. The second at Broadway and Clinton street on June 14, resulted in a 23-year-old Camden man being shot multiple times as he exited a Lincoln LS parked on Clinton Street. The victim survived his injuries. The same person appears to have been the target in both June shootings. The Alford is further wanted in connection with a 2 a.m. shooting on July 30 at 6th and Clinton streets. A 40-year-old Camden man was shot multiple times in that incident.
Attempted Homicide, Agg Assaulkt, 2nd and 4, weapons, possession.
Charges have also been filed in an August 3rd shooting on the 1400 block of Van Hook Street. Rasool Jones, M/34, of Camden, is charged with Criminal Attempt Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of Weapons Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of Weapons, Certain Persons not to Possess Firearms and Aggravated Assault by Pointing a Firearm in connection with a 2:11 p.m. shooting Saturday that left a 32-year-old Camden man with a gunshot wound to his left bicep. The shooting stemmed from a verbal dispute between the victim and defendant.
Arroyo is in custody, but warrants have been issued for both Alford and Jones. Pictures of both are included. Anyone who sees them is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Bob Ferris at (856) 225-8400.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.