'Somebody knows something': Boy, 14, shot and killed after birthday party in Camden

A 14-year-old boy from Lindenwold became the victim of a fatal shooting that erupted at a 16-year-old's birthday party in Camden on Saturday night.

Officers responding to the 1800 block of Mt. Ephraim Avenue found the shot teen around 9:30 p.m. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 10:00 p.m.

Police say he was attending a birthday party at the Elks Lodge on Mt. Ephraim Avenue, however they did say if the shooting occurred outside the event.


A motive has yet to be released, and no arrests have been announced. 

Family members identified the teen as Daimeon Allen and spoke about his passing with FOX 29's Kelly Rule. 

"Y'all took a happy, laughing, dancing 14-year-old little boy from his family for no reason," Daimeon's sister Jah'Queena Allen said. "My little brother is the only one who did not make it home."  

The teen's family expressed frustration and outrage as they say the party was supposed to be supervised by adults. 

"I’m lost here, this was supposed to be a 16-year-old’s party, this wasn’t an adult event," says Allen’s aunt, Shaniqua Jones. "I know somebody knows something, there were moms and dads inside this party."

Family members say Allen’s mom sat outside the hospital for hours before she learned that her son was killed. 

They say she recently moved to Lindenwold with her son to give him a better life, and believe Allen was in the wrong place at the wrong time."

"We just want justice," Daimeon's aunt Shaniqua Jones said. "We do not want the person who did this to get away with it because if so, it may be your child next."