Camden shootings ruled murder-suicide

September 20, 2009 2:06:20 PM PDT
The shooting deaths of two Philadelphia residents found inside a Camden home have been ruled a murder-suicide. Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk said 39-year-old Samuel Bey shot 25-year-old Takesha Pointer several times in an upstairs bedroom in his cousin's Liberty Street home Saturday afternoon, then shot himself. The murder-suicide determination was made Sunday, shortly after the county medical examiner completed autopsies on the pair.

Bey had been staying at the home and Pointer went there to visit him, Faulk said, adding that a motive for the shootings remains under investigation.

Faulk said Bey's cousin found the bodies around 1:30 p.m., a short time after the shootings apparently occurred.


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