Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk reported a jury found a Camden man guilty of 11 criminal violations including Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault in a pair of shootings in Camden in 2010.
Anthony Fontanez, M/24, was found guilty Thursday afternoon of three counts of Aggravated Assault and counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault for the September 23, 2010 shooting of a 26-year-old male at his barber shop on the 400 block of N. 27th Street. The barber survived his injuries.
The jury further found Fontanez guilty of Attempted Murder, three more counts of Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose for the shooting of a 29-year-old on the 1000 block of N. 25th Street later the same day.
The facts of both shootings led to a guilty verdict of an eleventh offense, Possession of a Weapon without a License.
Assistant Prosecutor Nevan Soumilas presented evidence during the trial that Fontanez shot the barber in what may have been a botched robbery attempt. Three hours later he came upon the second victim, who he had a previous dispute. The second victim wasn’t struck, but Fontanez fired repeatedly into the victim’s car in an attempt to kill him.
Fontanez was 20 years old at the time of the offenses.
Fontanez is scheduled to be sentenced July 11 before Superior Court Judge Donald Stein.