Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Lindenwold Police Chief Thomas Brennan reported two men have been charged in connection with a Lindenwold shooting.
Richard K. Miller, M/31, of Clementon, and Raheem T. Thomas, M/21, of Lindenwold, are charged with Attempted Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder in the shooting of a Sicklerville man. They are also charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault as well as various weapons offenses.
The victim, then 35, was exiting a strip mall parking lot on the 200 block of E. Gibbsboro Road in his vehicle around 3:50 p.m. April 25, 2014 when a white Volvo approached from behind. Two masked men emerged from the Volvo and opened fire with an assault rifle and a handgun.
The victim was shot in the left arm and his vehicle was struck by several bullets. An occupied residence across the street was also hit by gunfire, but the resident escaped unharmed.
The suspects’ vehicle was located a short time later in the borough. Police recovered physical evidence from the area and from inside the vehicle. The evidence was submitted to the New Jersey State Police forensic lab where the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) identified Miller and Thomas as suspects.
Both men are currently incarcerated on unrelated charges. Thomas and Miller were served warrants for the Lindenwold case on Monday and Thursday, respectively. Bail was set at $400,000 for both men.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Friday, January 9, 2015.