Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a Camden man has been arrested in connection with the city’s first homicide of the year.

Vincent Coleman, M/29, is charged with Murder in the killing of 27-year-old Vincent Burnett of Camden.

Coleman is accused of shooting Burnett multiple times in the area of Thurman and Pershing streets in Camden Monday afternoon.  A witness stated Coleman had recently warned Burnett to stay away from that area.

Burnett was transported to Cooper University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:57 p.m.

A U.S. Marshals Task Force took Coleman into custody Tuesday afternoon at a Chase Street residence in Camden.

He will be arraigned today at 3 p.m. before Superior Court Judge Michele Fox in courtroom 35.

All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Released Wednesday, January 7, 2015.