Police Make Arrest in March Camden Murder

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Camden, N.J. – Detectives have made an arrest in reference to a homicide that occurred in Camden in March, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.

According to police, Troy Leary, 35, of Camden, was charged on May 2, 2022 with one count of second-degree Manslaughter in reference to the death of Terence McManus, 39, of Cherry Hill.  Leary was taken into custody during a motor vehicle stop in Camden at approximately 6:45 p.m. yesterday by members of the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force – Camden Division.

“Leary is accused of punching McManus – causing him to fall, hit his head, and suffer blunt head trauma – during a confrontation captured on surveillance video on the 1100 block of Whitman Avenue in Camden at approximately 11:14 a.m. on March 11, 2022,” the prosecutor’s office said. “The victim was transported to Virtua Hospital in Camden and later transferred to Cooper University Hospital, where he was ultimately declared brain dead on March 12, 2022.”

According to police, during the investigation, detectives learned the incident stemmed from an argument over the victim backing his vehicle into a Mercury Milan parked behind him. 

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Detectives tracked the Mercury Milan on surveillance video to and from the scene.  Leary was ultimately identified as the driver of the Mercury Milan and the individual who assaulted the victim.

Leary is being held at the Camden County Correctional Facility.  A pretrial detention hearing is scheduled for May 5, 2022.