Camden shopping center murder suspect in custody

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by Andrew Kramer

Camden, N.J. – Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez are announcing an arrest in connection with a weekend homicide at a shopping center in Camden.

The U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended Shakeem Cook, 28, of Camden, N.J. on February 16, 2022 at approximately 10:40 p.m. He has been charged with First Degree Murder and related weapons offenses in the death of 31-year-old Kadeem McBride of Sicklerville, N.J.

On February 13, 2022 at approximately 3:54 p.m., officers responded to the 2700 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue for a ShotSpotter activation which led to the victim being found in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased several hours later at Cooper Hospital.

Cook was processed on the above charges and remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing before the Court.