Authorities have announced that an arrest has been made in connection with a murder in Camden last week.

Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez say 26-year-old Maurice Peaker, Jr., of Philadelphia was apprehended in Yeadon, PA, on Thursday by U.S. marshals.

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Mayer's office says 67-year-old Thomas Smith of Camden was found in the area of Kaighn Ave. and Rose St. suffering from a gunshot wound early on the morning of Sunday, August 15th. He died that same day at a local hospital.

Peaker will be held at a correctional facility in Delaware County, PA, until an extradition hearing.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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