4 teens face murder charges in violent Camden robberies

Four teenagers embarked on a series of violent robberies in Camden that ended with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man who had gone out to buy cigarettes, authorities said.

Camden County prosecutors said Aaron Swann and Ashan Thomas, both 19-year-old Pennsauken residents, and 18-year-old Camden resident Raquan Handon were arraigned Tuesday on murder and other charges in the May 18 death of Terron Phillips.

Bail for each defendant was set at $2 million.

A 16-year-old Merchantville boy who allegedly shot the 19-year-old Phillips is charged with felony murder.

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All four defendants are also charged in two other robberies that occurred the night Phillips was killed. Shots were fired during all three robberies, which occurred during a two-hour span.

Swann’s lawyer said his client’s alleged involvement “leaves your head scratching.” Thomas and Handon have not yet retained lawyers.

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