Police charge teen in a fatal shooting outside a Family Dollar store in Camden County
Gloucester Township Police say the shooting does not appear to have been a random act.
A Blackwood man has been arrested and charged in Thursday’s fatal shooting of a man on the 1100 block of South Black Horse Pike in Blackwood, authorities said Friday.
Jose L. Rios Jr., 19, was found in Washington Township on Friday and has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and related offenses, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office announced in a statement.
During the investigation, detectives located surveillance footage that captured the shooting. Witnesses also identified Rios as the shooter, the Prosecutor’s Office said. He was transported to the Camden County Correctional Facility and is awaiting a detention hearing.
The shooting happened about 5:50 p.m. Thursday outside the Family Dollar store on the Black Horse Pike in Gloucester Township, Camden County. When police arrived, they found Mark Dodaro, 36, of Blackwood, suffering from a gunshot wound. Dodaro was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Gloucester Township Police Department said in a tweet that the shooting does not appear to have been a random act and there was believed to be no danger to residents.
The Prosecutor’s Office did not disclose a motive for the shooting or identify the relationship between the two men.
Staff writer Bethany Ao contributed to this article.