Arrest Made in August Murder in Camden

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Camden, N.J. – Camden County police have made an arrest of a suspect wanted for a murder committed last August.

According to police, Taquan Tingle, 28, of Woodlynne, was charged on Thursday with one count of first-degree murder in connection to the homicide of Darnell Farrish, 19, of Woodlynne. 

Tingle was also charged with three second-degree counts: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons.

“On August 28, 2021, at approximately 8:01 p.m., officers from the Camden County Police Department responded to a ShotSpotter activation on the 2300 block of South 8th Street, between Sylvan Street and Fairview Street, in Camden,” police said. “Officers located the victim in that area suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 8:18 p.m.”

During the investigation, detectives obtained surveillance video that captured muzzle flashes coming from the area of the shooting and a suspect running toward Sylvan Street while tucking an object into his chest area.  After months of investigation, Tingle was ultimately determined to be the individual responsible for the shooting.

“Earlier this month, detectives searched Tingle’s residence and located a polymer 9mm handgun, commonly referred to as a “ghost gun.”  Ballistics testing revealed that it was a match to the weapon used in the homicide,” the department said.

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Tingle is currently incarcerated in the Camden County Correctional Facility on unrelated charges.  He was served with his new charges on May 12, 2022.  A detention hearing will be scheduled for a future date.