Camden, N.J. – Two men have been charged for their involvement in the February fatal shooting of a Philadelphia man, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.
Antony T. Shields, 20, and Jony Ramos, 21, both of Camden, were each arrested and charged on March 11 with one count of first-degree Felony Murder, one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and one count of third-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
On Feb. 4, officers responded to the 1700 block of S. 7th Street for a ShotSpotter activation shortly before 2 a.m. When they arrived, they located Alex Fernandez, 21, of Philadelphia, suffering from a gunshot wound.
Fernandez was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after. During the investigation, detectives determined Shields and Ramos attempted to rob Fernandez and shot him during the incident.
Both men are currently being held in the Camden County Correctional Facility awaiting detention hearings.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.