CAMDEN, NJ — A 29-year-old man was charged Tuesday for fatally shooting his girlfriend at their Camden home over the weekend, the prosecutors' office announced.
Lateemah Leavy, 37, was found unresponsive in the upstairs bedroom of her home Sunday, leading to an investigation.
"Police responded to the 2900 block of North Congress Rd. after [Junior] English called 911 to report Leavy not breathing," authorities said today.
Investigators said that through his 911 call, it was determined that English was calling from a vehicle in Pleasantville.
Pleasantville, Absecon, and Galloway Township Police Department officers, as well as the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, arrived to the 400 block of E. Delilah Rd.
"English barricaded himself in his car and after hours of a standoff, ran from his vehicle into the woods while brandishing a handgun," police said. "An officer from the Absecon Police Department was able to successfully apprehend English without incident."
English is facing one count of first-degree murder, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joe Wysocki.
He is currently in custody at the Atlantic County Jail on weapons charges.