Updated: Camden Breaks Murder Record, 59th Killing Reported Friday

A man is fatally shot in the city's Fairview section.

A fatal shooting in Camden's Fairview section Friday morning set a new record for murders in the city, breaking the old mark of 58 set in 1995.

Charles Nicholson, 44, of Camden, was shot multiple times as he sat in his car at the Crescent Gardens apartment complex on Independence Road just after 11:30 a.m., Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin said.

By the time police arrived at the scene, Nicholson was already dead.

Police were reportedly looking for a short, black man in a brown hooded sweatshirt in connection with the shooting.

Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Pete Longo at 856-580-5854 or Camden Police Detective Bob Chew at 856-655-4947.

Tips can also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org.

The shooting comes a week after the Cherry Hill resident Gregory Holder's death was ruled a homicide, which tied the city's record.

Schu December 25, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Obviously this s the cops fault, let's ban him from the dept.


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