CAMDEN, NJ—The Camden County Prosecutor's Office and the Camden County Police Department have charged two men with first degree murder in connection with Monday's shooting that killed 19-year-old Jonathan Rojas and injured a Glassboro man.
Jermaine Venable, 46, of Clementon, was riding a bicycle when he fired multiple rounds at the victims while they were inside Rojas' vehicle at 4th Street and Kaighn Avenue just before 8 a.m. on Monday morning. Venable then fled the scene toward 3rd Street, and was picked up by a silver SUV, which was corroborated by surveillance video obtained by detectives.
The vehicle was later located by police, unoccupied, on the 700 block of Thurman Street. Venable and Dametre Tokley, 25, of Camden, were detained a short time later and taken into custody after they exited a residence on the 1500 block of 8th Street and attempted to leave in the silver SUV.
Venable and Tokley were each charged with first degree Murder according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson.
Jermaine Venable and Dametre Tokley are in Camden County Jail pending pretrial detention hearings. Under Criminal Justice Reform rules, the court may order they be detained or released with conditions.
The investigation is ongoing.