Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo, Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson and Voorhees Police Chief Louis Bordi reported a West Berlin man has been charged in connection with a Camden homicide.

Kyle C. Badawi, 23, faces a count of first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old David Serrano of Camden.

Serrano was fatally shot on the night of December 8 in the area of 4th and Clinton streets in Camden.  Camden County Police found the victim lying on the ground after officers responded shortly after 7 p.m. to a ShotSpotter activation and 911 calls about a shooting.  He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 7:21 p.m.

Badawi was arrested at approximately 11:30 p.m. on December 8 by Voorhees Police during a motor vehicle stop in Voorhees.  Badawi was found to be in possession of a handgun.  Ballistics analysis determined a projectile recovered from the victim was discharged from the firearm seized during the traffic stop.

Badawi is currently being held at the Camden County Jail.  Detectives advised him at the jail on Monday that he has been charged in Seranno’s killing.

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. today before Superior Court Judge Richard F. Wells in courtroom 33.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Chris Sarson at (856) 225-8640 or Camden County Police Detective Micahel Shomo at (856) 757-7420.  Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org.

All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Released Tuesday, December 22, 2015.