Five individuals have been charged in connection with a shooting that left a 17-year-old Camden male dead on January 8, 2018. Four of the individuals charged, all Camden residents, have been apprehended.
Authorities are still looking for a 17-year-old Clementon male.
Cafee White, 21, Eshae Copling, 20, Derrick Jackson, 19, a 17-year-old Camden female and the Clementon juvenile were all charged with one count of first degree Felony Murder, one count of first degree Armed Robbery, and one count of second degree Conspiracy to Commit a Robbery, according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson.
During the investigation, detectives learned that all five of the charged individuals approached the victim’s vehicle, which was parked vehicle on Clinton Street that afternoon. Detectives also learned that Derrick Jackson and the Clementon juvenile each brandished a firearm at the victim from opposites sides of the car and attempted to rob him. The victim was then shot while sitting in the driver’s side of his vehicle and the five suspects fled the scene on foot.
Responding Camden County Police officers found the victim unconscious and on the ground at the intersection of 29th and Clinton Streets. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Derrick Jackson and the Camden juvenile were charged on January 11, 2018, Eshae Copling was charged on January 12, 2018, and Cafee White and the Clementon juvenile were charged on January 14, 2018.
The Camden female was taken into custody at the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and was detained in Lakeland Juvenile Detention Center without bail.
Derrick Jackson was arrested without incident on January 11, 2018 in Camden by the United States Marshals and remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility. Jackson appeared in front of the Honorable Judge Edward J. McBride on January 19, 2018 for a pretrial detention hearing and was detained while awaiting upcoming court proceedings.
Copling was later arrested on January 12 and White was apprehended on January 17, 2018. Both were taken into custody in Camden without incident by the United States Marshals and remanded to Camden County Correctional Facility.
Eshae Copling appeared in front of the Honorable Judge Edward J. McBride this morning at 9:00 a.m. for a pretrial detention hearing and was detained while awaiting upcoming court proceedings.
Cafee White’s pretrial detention hearing is scheduled for January 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Honorable Judge Edward J. McBride. Under recent Criminal Justice Reform rules, the court may order he be detained or released with conditions.
The investigation into the matter is ongoing and anyone with information should contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Jason Rowello at (856) 225-8475 or Camden County Police Detective Shawn Donlon at (856) 757-7420.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Released Tuesday, January 23, 2018.