Slain woman is Camden’s 67th homicide victim this year

Posted: December 18, 2012

Camden's homicide total for 2012 reached a record 67 late Sunday, when a 25-year-old woman was gunned down outside her home.

Rasheeda Pegues was found slain on the 2000 block of Ferry Avenue shortly after 11 p.m., the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. She had died from multiple gunshot wounds.

No arrests have been made in the killing.

The homicide is Camden's 67th this year, far surpassing the city's previous record of 58, set in 1995.

Pegues' death was the second killing in Camden over the weekend. On Saturday night, 36-year-old Rahkeem Byrd was shot inside a house on the 1100 block of Thurman Street and died at a hospital.

Anyone who has information about Pegues' slaying can contact investigators at 856-225-8513 or 856-757-7420. Tipsters can also send an email to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org.


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilybabay.

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