Pennsauken Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Shooting of Girlfriend


Twenty-nine-year-old Anthony Ortiz is alleged to have shot his 24-year-old girlfriend once in the head in her Pennsauken home Tuesday afternoon. He is in police custody; she is hospitalized.

By Matt Skoufalos | May 30, 2018

A 29-year-old Pennsauken man is being held for attempted murder after allegedly shooting his 24-year-old girlfriend in the head yesterday.

According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Anthony Ortiz allegedly shot the woman once in the head after an argument in their Gross Avenue home.

Police responded to the incident just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, where they report finding the victim on the floor of the home, with Ortiz nearby. She was rushed to Cooper University Hospital, where she is currently being treated.

Ortiz faces one count of first-degree attempted murder, one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, one count of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and aggravated assault. He is being held at the Camden County jail pending a pretrial detention hearing.

Authorities did not release the name of the victim, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. An arrest is not a conviction.

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