Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported two overnight homicides in Camden.
Camden County Police responded to reports of gunfire shortly before 4:40 a.m. Sunday at Front and Vine streets. Officers were unable to locate a victim. Shortly thereafter, police were informed a gunshot victim had arrived at Cooper University Hospital in a private vehicle.
The victim, Armir Lee Thomas-Money, M/24, of Camden, had been shot once and was pronounced dead at 5:54 a.m.
Shortly after 6:30 a.m., police responded to reports of gunfire at Louis and Chase streets. Officers found Wesley L. Nelms, M/20, of Camden, on the porch of a residence in the 1100 block of Chase Street. He had been shot once.
Nelms was taken by ambulance to Cooper and was pronounced dead at 6:54 a.m.
Detectives do not believe the killings are related. Investigations into both incidents are ongoing.
Anyone with information on Thomas-Money’s killing is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Frank Simpson at (856) 365-3114 or Camden County Police Detective Saul Cintron-Guzman at (856) 757-7420.
Anyone with information on Nelms’ killing is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Sherman Hopkins at (856) 225-8623 or Camden County Police Detective John Waida at (856) 757-7420.
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