Camden, N.J. – A man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a Sicklerville woman, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki.
Eric Seddens, 38, of Camden, was charged with one count of first-degree Murder and one count of third-degree Absconding Parole.
Police responded to the intersection of 8th St. and Walnut St. on Sept. 29 shortly before midnight for a report of an injured woman in the road. The victim, identified as Ashley Allen, 33, of Sicklerville, was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
A medical examiner determined Allen was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. Through the investigation, detectives identified Seddens, Allen’s ex-boyfriend, as the shooter.
He was located in Clearwater, Florida and arrested for violating parole by the U.S. Marshals N.Y./N.J. Regional Fugitive Task Force-Camden Division and the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force-Tampa Division.
Seddens was extradited to New Jersey where he was charged with murder on Nov. 9. He is currently being held in a Trenton facility awaiting a detention hearing.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.