CAMDEN, NJ — A 30-year-old man was charged Thursday in the fatal shooting of a 46-year-old man from Philadelphia a day after Thanksgiving last year, authorities announced Friday.
Jamil Beatty, of Camden, was charged with first-degree murder, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki.
Officials did not immediately confirm whether Jamil Beatty had any relationship to Joshua Beatty of Camden — reported as the first homicide of 2020.
On Nov 29, the Camden County Police Department responded to the 700 block of Tulip Street at approximately 3:27 pm on reports of a man who appeared to be shot.
“When officers arrived, they located the victim, William McWhorter of Philadelphia, lying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound,” the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said in a release.
McWhorter, 46, was taken to Cooper University Hospital and shortly after pronounced dead.
Beatty was arrested at his home in Camden on Wednesday. He was remanded to the Camden County Jail pending a pretrial detention hearing.
No additional details were available.