Camden, N.J. – A second man has been charged for his alleged role in the fatal shooting of a 74-year-old grandmother in Camden, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.
Dymir Washington, 24, of Camden, has been charged with one count of first-degree Murder, one count of first-degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder, and one count of second-degree Eluding Law Enforcement.
On Oct. 4, police responded to the 1800 block of Mulford St. for a ShotSpotter activation. When they arrived, they found a woman shot inside a vehicle. The victim, identified as Sheila Baskin, 74, of Camden, was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead from her injuries.
Detectives later identified Dayshawn Nesmith, 23, of Camden, as the shooter. Nesmith was arrested on Nov. 4 in Wilmington, D.E. by members of the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit, U.S. Marshals Regional Task Force, and Delaware Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Subsequent investigation revealed Nesmith did not act alone during the shooting. They identified Washington as the man who was with Nesmith during the crime.
Washington was taken into custody by the Camden County Metro Police Department around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 after he was stopped for a traffic violation and identified. He was transported to the Camden County Correctional Facility to await a detention hearing.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.