Authorities have announced that on January 30, 2019, Michael Suarez, 36, of Pennsauken, was arrested and charged in a connection with a shooting that injured a 35-year-old Philadelphia man on January 19, 2019.
According to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Brooklawn Police Chief Shamus Ellis, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office detectives and officers from the Brooklawn Police Department responded to the Motel 6 located at 801 Crescent Boulevard in Brooklawn just before 12:00 a.m. on January 19, 2019 for a report of a man shot. When police arrived, they located the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated.
After an extensive investigation, Michael Suarez was taken into custody without incident in Camden on January 30, 2019, and charged with Attempted Murder, Witness Tampering, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Certain Persons Not Able to Possess a Weapon.
Suarez was also arrested on unrelated CDS offenses. He was 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.