A jury has returned a guilty verdict in a 2018 shooting that resulted in the death of a Camden man, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay.
County officials said on February 23, 2022 defendant Jermaine Venable, 50, of Clementon was found guilty on charges of first degree Murder, first degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder, second degree Aggravated Assault, second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
Under the same indictment, on February 24, 2022 the jury found the defendant guilty of second degree Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons and first degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
On July 18, 2018 the defendant shot and killed 18-year-old Jonathan Rojas and injured then 18-year-old Devon Fisher of Glassboro while they were in a parked vehicle in the area of 4th Street and Kaighn Avenue in Camden.
Venable was arrested that same day in the area of 8th and Thurman Streets in Camden.
Sentencing is scheduled for April 6, 2022.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Keith Carmy of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit. CCPO Sergeant Matthew Barber was the lead homicide detective and Sergeant Marcelle LaCroix was the lead detective from the CCPO Crime Scene Unit.