Last Camden man arrested in alleged G-Shine Bloods gunfight…

Star-Ledger File Photo


Authorities on Wednesday morning arrested the last of five men wanted in connection with a July gunfight that killed 27-year-old Robert Carstarphen.

On the same morning, they arrested another man accused of killing 23-year-old Kishaun Burks in May.

Joseph Curtis, 22, of Camden, is accused of taking part in a July 10 shootout between alleged members of two G-Shine Bloods factions in Camden, a shootout that resulted in Carstarphen’s death.

Authorities said things went downhill, and bullets started flying, when the factions met near Roberts and Royden streets that day.

Curtis was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force. He’s charged with aggravated manslaughter.

Facing the same charges in the shootout case are Brandon Jones, 24, Jalil Anderson, 22, Darrell Williams, 23 and Corey Simmons, 21, all of Camden.

In connection with Burks’ killing, U.S. Marshals arrested 24-year-old Donte Jones, also of Camden. Burks was found around 4:30 p.m. May 31 at the intersection of Roberts and Royden with multiple gunshot wounds, investigators said.

He was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he died.

Curtis is charged with murder in the case. Although Burks’ shooting occurred in the same area as Carstarphen’s, authorities said the incidents are not linked.


Leave a Reply