Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo reported the sentencing of a Camden man found guilty in May of a pair of 2010 shootings in Camden.
In a hearing Friday Judge Donald Stein sentenced Anthony Fontanez, M/24, to 31 years incarceration, 23.5 of which must be served before he is eligible for parole.
Fontanez was found guilty in May of three counts of Aggravated Assault and counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault for the September 23, 2010 shooting of a 26-year-old male at his barber shop on the 400 block of N. 27th Street. The barber survived his injuries.
The jury further found Fontanez guilty of Attempted Murder, three more counts of Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose for the shooting of a 29-year-old on the 1000 block of N. 25th Street later the same night.
The facts of both shootings led to a guilty verdict of an eleventh offense, Possession of a Weapon without a License.
The jury determined Fontanez shot the barber in what may have been a botched robbery attempt. Three hours later he came upon the second victim, with whom he had a previous dispute. The second victim wasn’t struck, but Fontanez fired repeatedly into the victim’s car in an attempt to kill him.
Fontanez was 20 years old at the time of the offenses.