Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Haddon Township Police Chief Mark Cavallo announced a juvenile suspect will be tried as an adult in connection with a 2015 shooting in Haddon Township that killed one person and injured two others.
Brandon Spearman, 16, of Pine Hill, was waived up to adult court and arraigned Friday before Superior Court Judge Edward J. McBride at the Camden County Hall of Justice. Judge McBride set bail at $750,000.
Spearman, who was 15 at the time of the shooting, was charged and processed in Haddon Township on Wednesday (5/4/16).
Spearman and a codefendant, Daikwon Alford, 18, of Camden, are accused of killing 18-year-old Tyimer Q. Bright of Camden and wounding two juvenile females during a shooting on the 2800 block of Crescent Boulevard near the border of Camden and Haddon Township. The shooting was determined to have occurred in the Haddon Township side of the border.
Alford, who was 17 when the shooting occurred, previously had his case waived from juvenile court to adult court.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 5, 2015, Camden County Police responded to the Rooftop Lounge for a report of shots fired. Officers learned three people, Bright, a 16-year-old female and a 17-year-old female, also of Camden, had been shot in the parking lot of the business and were transported to area hospitals.
Bright was pronounced dead at approximately 3:25 a.m. on April 6 at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. The surviving victims were also treated at Cooper.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Friday, May 6, 2016.