"We're asking the public out there if they have any information, anything that can help us at all, please come out and help us," said Timothy Loper Sr. as he made heartfelt plea. He wants his son's killer caught and off the streets.
Two days after the deadly shooting, investigators released more information about Darrell Crone who they charged with murder Monday night.
"Some surveillance video that was taken at the location where this fight that led to a shooting happened was very instrumental. We also got some witness comments as well from people who were there and able to help us identify this person," said Jason Laughlin with the Camden County Office Of The Prosecutor. The surveillance video shows Crone, the suspect, at a bar on 2nd and Spruce Streets before Loper was shot. Investigators said the victim, Timothy Loper Jr. was not involved in the fight but was trying to break it up.
"It looks like there was a friend of Mr. Crone who got involved in some sort of altercation with a friend of Mr. Loper," said Laughlin.
Investigators said the 27 year old father and Marine who served his country in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia was shot in the back with a 45 caliber handgun. They said five shell casings were found at the scene.
"It tore the heart out of our whole family. We're trying our best to cope with it," said the victim's father.
Police say his suspected killer also goes by the name "Champ" as a result of some history of boxing in Philadelphia. They're unsure if it was amateur or how seriously he was involved in the sport. What police do say is the man they're looking for has a criminal past.
"We know he was released on parole for weapons offense March of this year so he has been in the system for some time," said Laughlin. He wants anyone who knows where Crone is to call 9-1-1. Investigators say Crone is considered armed and dangerous.
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