Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki reported a homicide that occurred in Camden City on January 11, 2020.

The Camden County Police Department responded to the 500 block of Pfeifer Street for a ShotSpotter activation and reports of a possible shooting, at approximately 12:54 a.m. Officers located the victim, Michael Edwards, 21, Merchantville, lying unresponsive on the ground on the 400 block of Pfeifer Street. He was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Michael Edwards was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 2:10 a.m.

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 Brad Redrow at (856) 225-8643 or Camden County Police Detective Edward Gonzalez at (856) 757-7042.

Information may also be emailed to

Released Saturday, January 11, 2020.