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June 23, 2016

Camden man indicted for allegedly gunning down high school acquaintance

Admits to argument, but claims another man pulled trigger

Camden resident Jerry Reyes, 29, was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder a first-degree murder charge. He's accused of twice shooting  28-year-old Luis A. Feliu of Camden.

Reyes was also indicted on additional second-degree counts, including unlawful possession of a weapon.

Reyes is accused of fatally shooting Feliu during a March 12 fight on the 1000 block of Haddon Avenue.

Camden County Police responded around 5:20 p.m. in reference to a report of a fight, as well as a ShotSpotter activation for multiple gunshots.

Officers located Feliu lying on the sidewalk near the corner of Haddon Avenue and Mount Vernon Street.

He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

Reyes was captured three days later by the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force after leaving a house in Willingboro.

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According to the probable cause statement read at his arraignment, witnesses said Reyes and Feliu had argued on the street.

Reyes left, and the dispute escalated when Reyes returned a short time later.

A witness told investigators Reyes pulled a silver handgun and ran after Feliu, shooting him twice in the torso.

Another witness has said she saw Reyes fleeing the scene with a gun in his hand.

His image was also captured on video.

Reyes has prior convictions for drug crimes.

He has admitted to an altercation with Feliu, an acquaintance since high school. However, he told authorities another man shot Feliu.

Reyes is being held on $1 million cash bail at Camden County Jail.