CAMDEN, NJ — Several weeks after a 19-year-old from Camden was shot and killed, police said Eric Williams, 21, of Camden, was apprehended Thursday and charged in the shooting.

Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joe Wysocki said Williams was charged with one count of first-degree murder and third-degree hindering apprehension in connection to Carl James' death.

"[James] arrived at a hospital on Sept. 23 around 11:15 p.m. suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest," police said, noting that James died from his injuries Sept. 24. "Through a thorough investigation, detectives learned the information Williams provided as a reported witness did not match the evidence."

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In a statement, the prosecutor's office said, "detectives further located evidence that identified Williams as the shooter."

He was sent to the Camden County Correctional Facility to await a detention hearing.

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