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July 03, 2016

Police: Gunman, 15, charged in fatal shooting of Camden teenager

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Camden County police SUV Thom Carroll, File/PhillyVoice

A Camden County Police Department is seen in the city of Camden.

A teenager is dead and another is in police custody following a shooting in Camden, New Jersey, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced.

The incident occurred Saturday around 5:30 p.m. on the 1200 block of Mechanic Street.

Officers responded to a 911 call and found Antiqouns Beatty, 15, of Camden, suffering from a gunshot wound lying on the street. He was rushed to Cooper University Hospital where he was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later.

A 15-year-old boy, who was not identified, was arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter. He has been sent to the Juvenile Detention Center in Lakeland.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Christopher Sarson at (856) 225-8640 or Camden County Police Detective Saladin Webb at (856) 757-7420.