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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Camden Deadly Shooting


Detectives have charged a man in reference to a homicide in Camden last month, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.

Police say Derrick Miller, 36, of Camden, was charged on July 15, 2022 with one count of first-degree Murder in connection to the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Charles Copling III of Camden.

According to police, on June 17, 2022, at approximately 11:59 a.m., officers from the Camden County Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Decatur Street, Camden, New Jersey, in reference to a ShotSpotter activation.

Upon arrival, officers located the victim lying on the ground and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Police say Camden Officers transported the victim to Cooper University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 4:00 p.m. on June 17, 2022.

Miller is currently incarcerated in the Camden County Correctional Facility on other charges.  He was served with the first-degree Murder charge on July 15, 2022.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kyrus Ingalls of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at 609-969-9530 and Detective Matt Kreidler of the Camden County Police Department at 609-519-6918. Tips can also be sent anonymously to

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.