Camden man gets 20 years for shooting that killed one

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CAMDEN, NJ—A Camden man was sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey state prison for shooting and killing one man and injuring another after a 2016 argument.

According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, earlier in the night on Aug. 6, 2016, Vyron Johnson and Tauhid Taylor had an argument in the 1200 block of Whitman Avenue. Johnson left the area only to return 30 minutes later in a light-colored minivan, which was corroborated by surveillance footage, the prosecutor's office statement said. Johnson then got out of the vehicle and opened fire on Taylor, striking him and another man Patrick Lowe.

When officers arrived, they found both men suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. They were taken to Cooper University Hospital where Patrick Lowe succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Vyron Johnson, now 31, pled guilty on June 11 to aggravated manslaughter for shooting and killing Patrick Lowe and aggravated assault for injuring Tauhid Taylor.

Johnson was sentenced on June 28 by the the Judge Kathleen Delaney of the New Jersey Superior Court.

Johnson will have to serve at least 17 years of the 20-year sentence before he is eligible for parole. The sentence must also be served concurrently with eight-and-a-half years of the 10-year sentence for the Aggravated Assault charge.

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