Crimefighters: Reward in deadly daylight shooting in Camden

July 20, 2013 6:44:11 PM PDT
A Camden man was gunned down in broad daylight back in February and his mother is pleading for help in catching the killer.

Carla Barge-Bruce says her son, Antonio, was getting his life back together.

He had been to prison but had since gotten his education and was looking for work.

However all that changed on Thursday, February 28th.

"I received a call that my son had been shot and that I needed to get to the hospital," said Barge-Bruce.

At about 11:35 a.m. police were called to the 1200 block of Chase Street in Camden.

That's where they found the 25-year-old shot multiple times. He died at the hospital.

"It's crazy, it's hurtful, it's a day I'll never forget," said Barge-Bruce.

The area where Antonio was killed is all residential. For someone to open fire during the day has law enforcement officials concerned.

"This is somebody who is perfectly comfortable pulling the trigger in the middle of the day when there are people around and anyone else could have been a victim," said Jason Laughlin, Camden County Prosecutor's Office.

The Citizens Crime Commission is administering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

"The idea is, the hope is there are people who saw what happened," said Laughlin.

"If you know something, have a heart and please come forward and say something," said Barge-Bruce.

Anyone with information is asked to call 215-546-TIPS (8477). All calls can remain anonymous.


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