Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a male juvenile was fatally shot in the city last night and a male juvenile was charged in connection to the shooting.
Camden County Police responded at approximately 5:28 p.m. on Saturday (7/2/16) to the 1200 block of Mechanic Street in Camden in reference to a 911 call.
Officers arrived and located the victim, Antiqouns Beatty, a 15-year-old male from Camden, suffering from a gunshot wound lying on the street. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 5:48 p.m.
A 15-year-old male from Camden was charged with aggravated manslaughter. He was remanded to the Juvenile Detention Center in Lakeland.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Christopher Sarson at (856) 225-8640 or Camden County Police Detective Saladin Webb at (856) 757-7420.
Information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Released Sunday, July 3, 2016.