CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) —
Prosecutors say a state corrections officer lied to investigators about a
fatal shooting in Camden last week and didn't disclose information
about evidence tampering at the scene.
Rickey Muse of Camden turned himself in Wednesday after being charged
with hindering apprehension or prosecution.
prosecutors say Muse didn't report the July 11 shooting, which left a
17-year-old boy dead and two others wounded, and gave investigators
false information about it. They also say he didn't prevent the removal
of shell casings from the scene or tell police about it.
corrections officer for six years, Muse most recently was assigned to
the central reception and assignment facility in Trenton. A telephone
number for Muse couldn't be located Wednesday, and it's not known if
he's retained a lawyer.