Two Sons Killed And One Wounded By Their Father
Alfred Moton, 54, shot and killed tow of his sons and wounded the third. After that he set the home on fire in an eruption of violence and the Pennsauken police shot him to death. The family lived on Royal Avenue, near the junction of Route 38 and Route 70.
The police approached the house on Royal Avenue and shot the father. Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutors Office was at the scene in the early hours of Friday. Apparently the man was in a crisis of violence and tried to kill all his three sons. He didn’t succeed in killing them all, but unfortunately two of them didn’t make it.
The police responded on Thursday at 10:35 pm to a report of someone down in the street. They found a 16-year-old boy, junior at Camden Catholic High School, injured on Beacon Street near Browning Road, declared Laughlin.
Another teenager, 18, a Rowan University freshman who graduated from Camden Catholic in June, was found fatally wounded near Henwood Avenue. After that, the dispatch received a report of gun being shot at 4434 Royal Avenue, around the block from the Beacon and Browning intersection. Laughlin said that they arrived at the scene and they saw the man in the rear sunroom “with a gun, a lighter and a can of gasoline.”
The man opened fire and tried to shoot the police officers. The officers opened fire and they shot him dead. A third boy was found inside the house shot to death. Also, Laughlin declares that they found inside the house another man, am older one, who was not shot but he was taken to the Cooper University Hospital for monitoring.
Only one boy was lucky enough to survive the gun shot. The 16-year-old boy was shot to the chest and he is in a critical, but stable condition at the Cooper University Hospital. Laughlin said that the names of the boys that were killed by their father will be released later Friday. The boys’ mother was at work when the incident happened. The house burnt to its ground by the fire.11