Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported two men have been charged in connection with a Camden homicide.
Reymond Pagan, 29, and Samuel Lopez, 18, both of Camden, are charged with first-degree felony murder in the death of 34-year-old Jose Franco of Camden.
Franco was fatally shot during a robbery in the area of 28th Street and Pierce Avenue around 11:30 p.m. on September 27, 2015. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 5:45 a.m. on September 28, 2015.
Surveillance footage, cell phone evidence and witness statements helped detectives identify Pagan and Lopez as the individuals believed to be responsible for Franco’s killing.
Pagan was taken into custody in Camden at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday by members of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Camden County Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was arraigned today before Superior Court Judge Edward J. McBride Jr. Bail for Pagan was set at $1.5 million full cash.
Lopez remains a fugitive and is being sought by the U.S. Marshals Service. He is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous and should not be approached by the general public. A photo of Lopez is posted below.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to contact Detective Matt McKeown of the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force at (609) 820-7192.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Friday, December 4, 2015.