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Camden, N.J. Marine shot and killed while breaking up bar fight

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Camden, N.J., is no stranger to violent crime and sadly, a Camden County Marine’s death is witness to that fact; bringing to 51 the number of homicides so far this year.

Shot several times while trying to break up a bar fight that had moved outside, Marine Timothy Loper died in the parking lot of the 20 Horse Tavern sometime before 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

Having served active duty from 2008 through 2012, Loper was in the Marine Corps' Individual Ready Reserve at the time of his death. He leaves behind a wife and six-year-old daughter.

Police are investigating the deadly incident and are reaching out to the public for assistance. The local prosecutor’s office released this video of a man who is a person of interest in the shooting: ph.ly/camdenshooting .

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Camden County Prosecutor's Office at 609-548-1056 or email ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org .

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