Innocent Man Shot Dead in Melee

Police release identity of man killed by stray bullet

Camden police have identified the man who was killed early Friday when gunfire erupted following a brawl inside a chicken restaurant.

Authorities say Franklin Parker, 36, was grabbing a bite to eat at Crown Fried Chicken on South Broadway when fists started flying and shots were fired.

Parker and a female friend were trying to get out of the restaurant when, police say,  he was hit by a stray bullet.

“There were two people arguing and then the next thing you knew, it was a lot of gunfight" said Dionte Brown.

Another witness told NBC10 "Gun dropped, other dude picked it up- boom, boom- shot- dead.”

Another second man was also wounded in the gunfire.

Police say the alleged gunman and his friend took off in a new model pickup truck.

If you can help identify the shooter, Camden police want to hear from you.  Please call 856-783-1333.


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