Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki reported a homicide that occurred in Camden on January 2, 2020.

The Camden County Police Department responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of the 800 block on South 7th Street in Camden, at approximately 6:44 p.m. On arrival, officers found the victim, Joshua Beatty, 32, of Camden, lying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Joshua Beatty was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he was treated until he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on January 5, 2020, at approximately 12:12 p.m.

The Camden County Medical Examiner ruled Joshua Beatty’s manner of death as homicide on January 8, 2020.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. As such, no further information is being released at this time. No arrests have been made yet.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Kevin Courtney at (856) 225-8632 or Camden County Police Detective Shawn Donlon at (856) 757-7042.

Information may also be emailed to


Released Thursday, January 2, 2020.