CAMDEN, NJ — A 15-year-old from Camden City is being charged as an adult following a September fatal shooting, authorities announced Thursday afternoon.
Justin Ingram, 20, was killed in the broad daylight shooting, which was first announced in October.
Michael Allen, 15, of Camden, has been charged with the following:
- One count of first-degree murder
- One count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose
- One count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon
- One count of fourth-degree resisting arrest
Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabe Rodriguez said the incident took place Sept. 25 on the 3000 block of Hope Street.
Around 3:30 p.m. that day, officers responding to a call of a shooting found Ingram after having suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Officials said he was sent to a local hospital and later died.
"Detectives located surveillance video capturing portions of the incident; witnesses later identified Allen as the person in the video. When detectives went to speak with Allen on Sept. 28, he attempted to run and was subsequently arrested," the prosecutor's office said in a statement.
Authorities said evidence gathered from Allen during the arrest linked him to Ingram's homicide. Although initially charged as a juvenile on Oct. 2, the charges were upgraded Thursday.
Allen is currently awaiting his detention hearing in a juvenile facility.