Prosecutors announced this weekend that they have charged a Camden man who is accused of shooting his mother to death.
Pedro Mercado, 22, allegedly shot his mother, 38-year-old Iris Sanchez, 38, inside her home on the 1100 block of N. 18th St.
Police received a 911 call at 5:36 p.m. Friday and found Sanchez, who they transported to Cooper university Hospital. Sanchez died from her injuries at 7:25 p.m., the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.
Mercado was located by Camden County Sheriff officers about a mile away, near the intersection of Haddon and Benson streets around 8 p.m.
Formal criminal charges were not announced. Law enforcement officials said the investigation is ongoing.
It was the seventh homicide in Camden in 2016.