Neighbor allegedly kills neighbor in Camden

May 12, 2008 3:06:37 PM PDT
Officials say a 61-year-old Camden man was charged with killing his long-time neighbor Sunday. Daniel Scott Winstanley, of the 900 block of State Street, was charged with murder in connection with the death of 42-year old Francisco Cordero, also of the 900 block of State Street. Winstanley was being held in the Camden County Jail Monday in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Police say Winstanley got into a physical altercation with Cordero earlier Sunday. Investigators have developed information suggesting the defendant feared Cordero would report their fight and other information to police. They allege Winstanley shot Cordero on the street with a handgun about noon near the intersection of 9th and Federal streets to keep his neighbor silent.

Camden police found Winstanley near the shooting scene a few minutes later. Officials say that Winstanley had a handgun and a shotgun. He also had with him numerous rounds of ammunition.

After his arrest, Winstanley informed officers he had a number of firearms and numerous rounds of ammunition in his home. The Camden Police Department was expected to remove all weapons there Monday.