Jermaine Venable, 46, of Clementon, and Dametre Tokley, 25, of Camden, were charged in connection with a shooting that killed 18-year-old Jonathan Rojas and injured a Glassboro man just before 8:00 a.m. yesterday morning.
When Camden County Police responded to the area of 4th Street and Kaighn Avenue, they found Jonathan Rojas and an 18-year-old Glassboro man laying on the ground, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victims were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Jonathan Rojas died shortly after arriving.
During the investigation, detectives learned that a man on a bicycle, later identified as Jermaine Venable, fired multiple rounds at the victims while they were inside Jonathan Rojas’ vehicle. Jermaine Venable then fled the scene toward 3rd Street, and was picked up by a silver SUV, which was corroborated by surveillance video obtained by detectives.
The vehicle was later located by police, unoccupied, on the 700 block of Thurman Street. Jermaine Venable and Dametre Tokley were detained a short time later and taken into custody after they exited a residence on the 1500 block of 8th Street and attempted to leave in the silver SUV.
Jermaine Venable and Dametre Tokley were each charged with first degree Murder according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson.
Jermaine Venable and Dametre Tokley were remanded to Camden County Jail pending pretrial detention hearings. Under Criminal Justice Reform rules, the court may order they be detained or released with conditions.
The investigation is ongoing.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Released Tuesday, July 31, 2018.