Police have charged an 18-year-old Lindenwold resident in the stabbing death Friday of the owner of the Shamrock Deli in Audubon.

Dyheam Williams was arrested Sunday morning at home and charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to a statement issued by Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Haddon Township Police Chief Mark Cavallo.

Williams is being held at the Camden County Jail pending a pretrial detention hearing, according to the statement. It provided no additional details about Williams or the alleged motive behind the killing of the Shamrock’s beloved owner, Jerome Pastore.

Jerome Pastore, of West Berlin, and owner of the Shamrock Deli in Audubon, was stabbed to death Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. He was the father of five and was 57 at the time of his death (age CQ per Lexis-Nexis, a son, and his close friend). He was called Jerry.
Pastore family
Jerome Pastore, of West Berlin, and owner of the Shamrock Deli in Audubon, was stabbed to death Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. He was the father of five and was 57 at the time of his death (age CQ per Lexis-Nexis, a son, and his close friend). He was called Jerry.

On Saturday, authorities said officers responding to multiple reports of a man who had been stabbed found the wounded Pastore, 52, of West Berlin, on the 100 block of Cuthbert Boulevard around 4:50 p.m. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police on Saturday released a photo of a man on a bicycle and asked for the public’s help in identifying him. The statement by Mayer and Cavallo on Sunday did not say whether Williams was the man in that photo.

Camden County authorities are seeking information on the identity of this man in connection with the stabbing death Friday of Jerome Pastore, 52, the owner of the Shamrock Delicatessen in Audubon on Friday, Jan. 4, 2020.
Camden County Prosecutor's Office
Camden County authorities are seeking information on the identity of this man in connection with the stabbing death Friday of Jerome Pastore, 52, the owner of the Shamrock Delicatessen in Audubon on Friday, Jan. 4, 2020.

Angelia Taylor, a regular patron of the Shamrock, started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $30,000 to help the Pastore family with expenses. The page says Pastore was the father of five children. By Sunday night, donations had surpassed the $30,000 goal.

A note of gratitude on the GoFundMe site by a Jennifer Pastore, says: “I want to share that this page was created by a very kind young woman who does not even know our family but experienced my dad’s kind heart each time she visited his deli. I will choose to focus on that rather than the violence that took him from us too soon. The funds will be used to help cover the cost of an unexpected funeral. Your generosity and kind words have made an otherwise horrific experience better.”

The page says Pastore was killed when he confronted a shoplifter who took the tip jar. Police would not confirm that Sunday.

A vigil has been planned for 7 p.m. Monday in front of the Shamrock at 31 S. Davis Ave., Taylor said in an email Sunday.