CAMDEN, N.J. - Camden County officials charge a Camden man in connection with the death of a Pine Hill man.
Michael Brandon, a 32-year-old man from Camden, was charged with one count of first-degree Felony Murder in the death of 30-year-old Pedro Fernandez, of Pine Hill.
Officials say Fernandez was reported missing late Saturday night. Police were called to the 1500 block of Pershing Street just after 11 p.m. for a call of a possible kidnapping. Authorities say witnesses told responding officers they saw Fernandez being forced into a black pickup truck by an unknown individual.
Officers pulled a truck matching the description over early Sunday, around 1 a.m. They were able to identify Michael Brandon as the driver of the pickup.
Fernandez’s body was found about 2 p.m. Sunday near the 400 block of Marlton Avenue. Authorities say he had been shot multiple times.
Brandon is awaiting a pretrial hearing.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Detective Andy McNeil at 856-225-8407 or Camden County Police Detective Ed Gonzalez at 856-757-7400. Tips can be emailed to email@example.com.
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