UPDATE: In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-60, the name and photograph of the 15-year-old juvenile suspect have been removed from this website since he is no longer a fugitive.
Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo, Haddon Township Police Chief Mark Cavallo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a teenage suspect has surrendered in connection with a shooting in Haddon Township that killed one teen and injured two others
(NAME REMOVED), M/15, of Camden, was accompanied by his attorney when he surrendered to detectives at the prosecutor’s office at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday. He is being represented by Tamika McKoy, Esq.
(NAME REMOVED) is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tyimer Q. Bright and two counts of attempted murder in the shooting of two juvenile females.
Bright, M/18, of Camden, was shot multiple times at approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 5 outside a party on the 2800 block of Crescent Boulevard near the border of Camden and Haddon Township. He was pronounced dead at approximately 3:25 a.m. on April 6 at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. The female victims, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, both from Camden, were wounded in the shooting and were treated at Cooper.
A second alleged shooter, a 17-year-old male from Camden, was detained the night of April 22 after an interview at the prosecutor’s office and charged early the following morning. He is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. His identity will not be released at this time because his charges have not yet been waived to adult court. He is presently being held at an area juvenile correction center.
A U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force had been seeking (NAME REMOVED) since a warrant for his arrest was issued on April 23.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Michael Rhoads at (856) 225-8561, Haddon Township Police Detective Don Quinn at (856) 833-6208 or Camden County Police Detective Edward Gonzalez at (856) 757-7420.
Information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Tuesday, April 28, 2015.