Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Haddon Township Police Chief Mark Cavallo reported a teenage suspect will be tried as an adult for his role in a shooting that killed one person and injured two others.
Daikwon Alford, 18, of Camden, appeared in court yesterday on a first-degree murder charge and two counts of attempted murder and had his case waived from juvenile court to adult court. Alford, who was 17 when the shooting occurred, is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. today before Superior Court Judge Edward J. McBride Jr.
Alford and a codefendant are accused of killing 18-year-old Tyimer Q. Bright of Camden and wounding two juvenile females during a shooting outside a party on the 2800 block of Crescent Boulevard near the border of Camden and Haddon Township at approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 5. The shooting was determined to have occurred in the Haddon Township side of the border.
Bright was pronounced dead at approximately 3:25 a.m. on April 6 at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. The surviving victims, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, both from Camden, were also treated at Cooper.
Alford was detained the night of April 22 after an interview at the prosecutor’s office and charged early the following morning.
His codefendant, a 15-year-old male from Camden, had been sought by a U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force since a warrant for his arrest was issued on April 23. He remained a fugitive for several days and surrendered to detectives at the prosecutor’s office on April 28. He is awaiting a waiver hearing to determine whether he will be tried as an adult.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
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