Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced an arrest has been made in connection with a city homicide.
Jacob Llera, 20, of Camden, is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 19-year-old Saadiq Coleman.
Llera is accused of shooting Coleman multiple times in the area of Broadway and Benson Street in Camden shortly before 8:30 p.m. on September 8, 2015.
Two Camden County Police Department officers in a marked patrol vehicle parked on the 300 block of Broadway heard the gunfire. The officers exited their vehicle and saw Coleman running toward them. He collapsed just before reaching the officers’ vehicle.
Coleman, also a Camden resident, was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:07 p.m.
Llera was taken into custody around 4:30 p.m. today in the area of 52nd and Market streets in Philadelphia by members of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Eastern District of Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Task Force and the Camden Division of the USMS New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.
He is currently being held in Philadelphia and is awaiting extradition to New Jersey.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Wednesday, September 16, 2015.