A 28-year-old man from Blackwood is reportedly dead after a shooting in Mercer County, an 18-year-old arrested in his murder.

Mercer County Prosecutor's Office says officers were called to S. Broad Street in Hamilton Twp. around 1 a.m. Wednesday and responded to gunfire that was already in progress.


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At the scene, police discovered Matthew Morales who was shot and bleeding.

The Gloucester Township resident was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment where he later died, Patch.com reports.

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An investigation into the shooting by Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Hamilton Police Division lead to the arrest of 18-year-old Joshua Davis of Fieldsboro, NJ.

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Mercer County Prosecutor's Office

Davis has reportedly been charged with first-degree murder, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, Patch.com reports.

He was apprehended and taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon in Mount Laurel, according to Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to call (609) 989-6406 or email to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.

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