Juvenile Charged for Fatal Shooting of 14-Year-Old in Gloucester Township

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GLOUCESTER TWP, NJ – A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday morning when another boy was recklessly handling a gun, according to a joint statement made Friday by Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins.

According to officials, on Monday, at approximately 11:53 a.m., officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department were dispatched to a residence on the unit block of Gable Court for the report of a person shot. 

“Upon arrival, officers located a 14-year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound inside his residence.  The child was transported to Cooper University Hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 1:07 p.m,” Chief Harkins announced. “During the investigation, detectives determined a 15-year-old male from Sewell, NJ discharged a firearm while recklessly handling it in the victim’s residence, striking the victim.”

The juvenile  was charged with one count of second-degree Manslaughter on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

The 15-year-old juvenile was taken into custody on Friday, August 12, 2022, by the U.S. Marshalls Task Force and was remanded to the Camden County Youth Detention Facility.

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