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UPDATE: Man Charged with Fatal Gloucester City Stabbing of Camden Man

Gloucester City Camden

Authorities arrested Joel Martinez, 18, of Camden, and charged him in a connection with a stabbing that killed Alexander Medina on Jan. 17th.

Gloucester City Police responded to the 700 block of Bertwood Avenue in Gloucester City just before 8 p.m. to reports of a man who was injured.

When police arrived, they found Alexander Medina stabbed and laying on the ground. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he died a short time later.

Police charged Joel Martinez with first degree Murder on Jan. 18th, according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson.

Officials say Joel Martinez was taken into custody without incident in Haddonfield on Jan. 23rd, and was transported to the Gloucester City Police Department where he was processed, and then taken to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing.

Under Criminal Justice Reform rules, the court may order he be detained or released with conditions.

All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.