March 10, 2013 |
Authorities released surveillance video Friday showing two "persons of interest" in the fatal shooting of a Camden man last month in the city. Anibal Perez, 23, was shot several times Feb. 26 as he sat in the driver's seat of his Honda Accord at 27th Street and Arthur Avenue in East Camden. He died at Cooper University Hospital. His family has said Perez was returning home from a nearby liquor store after purchasing a bottle of Remy Martin VSOP, his favorite. The video, recorded just before his death, shows Perez walking into Vizcaya Liquor Store at 25th and Sherman Streets, about three blocks from where he was shot, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and city police said.
November 11, 2012 |
A man beaten on Nov. 2 succumbed to his injuries on Friday making him the 58th homicide victim in Camden. The death matches the record number of homicides in the city set in 1995. Gregory Holder, 45 of Cherry Hill died Friday at about 12:30 p.m. The death was announced Saturday morning by Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson. Holder was assaulted on Broadway and Berkley Streets on Nov. 2 following an argument with two men over a drug transaction, officials said.
August 14, 2012 |
A 52-year-old man was shot and killed late Sunday while walking home from a convenience store with his wife in East Camden, police said today. James Glover's wife told investigators she heard gunfire and saw a muzzle flash before her husband fell to the ground on Federal Street at 34th Street. Glover was hit in the right arm and chest and died at the scene, officials said. Glover and his wife were walking from a 7-Eleven on the 3600 block of Federal Street to their home on 32nd Street when the gunfire rang out about 10:15 p.m., police said.
July 21, 2012
Accused of exchanging gunfire that resulted in the July 14 death of a man they knew, two Camden men were being held Friday on $1 million bail each. Jancarlos Marrero, 22, and Adam Sosa, 29, were arrested in connection with the killing of Franklin Morales. Marrero was arraigned Thursday and Sosa on Friday. Authorities said Morales, 39, of East Camden, was caught in crossfire between the two as he tried to mediate their dispute over an ATV. Sosa shot at Marrero, who returned fire from behind a car, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said.
July 17, 2012
Two people were shot dead in Camden over the weekend, authorities said. Franklin Morales, 39, was found lying in a driveway on the 900 block of Biedeman Avenue in East Camden around 9 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at Cooper University Hospital. Around 11 p.m., Khalil Cotton, 23, of Camden, was shot near Mount Ephraim Avenue and Morton Street in the Whitman Park section. He was driven to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The deaths brought the city's homicide tally to 33, compared with 23 at this time last year.
July 19, 2012 |
An unidentified man was fatally shot in East Camden on Wednesday in the eighth homicide this month, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. The shooting occurred near North 23d and High Streets, the Prosecutor's Office said. Details were not immediately available. The violence this month is part of a particularly violent year so far. Two people were killed on Saturday; three were killed on July 11; one person was killed on July 10, and another on July 2. By comparison, five people were killed last July; a sixth who was attacked that month died in August.
March 21, 2013
Camden announced plans Tuesday for its first new full-service supermarket in 30 years: a 75,000-square-foot ShopRite. The supermarket, which Mayor Dana L. Redd described as an oasis, will anchor a planned 150,000-square-foot retail shopping center at the Admiral Wilson Boulevard and 17th Street in East Camden, city officials and developers said. The ShopRite would be only the second such store in the city of 77,000 people. The developer, Goldenberg Group of Blue Bell, is just starting the permitting and land-acquisition process with the city and the Delaware River Port Authority, which owns a portion of the 20 acres the project needs.
April 7, 2013 |
Jeremy Lopez is a little guy with big dreams: He can imagine himself playing shortstop for the New York Mets or pitching for the Boston Red Sox. Lopez also is a young man with an older man's wisdom: He knows that he'll never play in the major leagues and that education is his path to a better future. The Pennsauken Tech senior might not be a great baseball player, but he's a great example to his schoolmates, his teammates, and everybody else in South Jersey sports. He's a 5-foot-1, 110-pounder who breaks up fights.
September 5, 2012 |
High noon, downtown Camden. The young blond woman staggering along Broadway in ultrashort shorts makes it clear she doesn't want any help. But a block away, Maxine Bennett eagerly waves to the Covenant House van I'm riding in. The privately funded nonprofit agency "really got me what I needed," says Bennett, 22, who on this occasion needs a ride to her Fairview home with daughter, Paris, 1. "Things are getting better," Maxine says as...
June 14, 2011
The third fire in a vacant building in Camden in less than a week heavily damaged a three-story rowhouse Tuesday and displaced a couple and their three children living in a neighboring home. The two-alarm blaze on the 100 block of North 34th Street started around 12:50 p.m. and was placed under control in a little more than an hour, said Fire Chief Michael Harper. A neighboring home, where Alfredo Llorens and his family lived, sustained smoke and water damage, Harper said. Squatters often frequented the home, which had been vacant long before the family began renting the neighboring home eight months ago, Llorens and residents said.