Pennsauken Man Fatally Shoots 2 Sons, Killed By Police

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (CBS) – Investigators say a Pennsauken man shot his three sons, two fatally, before being shot to death by police late Thursday evening.

Police responded to a report of an unconscious male in the 4300 block of Royal Road.

Camden County prosecutor’s office spokesperson Jason Laughlin says they discovered that young man was shot, then found another gunshot wound victim on another street, then a report of a fire nearby:

“Three officers approached the home that was on fire. In the rear sunroom, they find a man with a gun, a lighter, and a container of gasoline. This man charges police and they were forced to shoot him and he died from those injuries.”

alfred moton Pennsauken Man Fatally Shoots 2 Sons, Killed By Police

Alfred Morton Jr., 18-years-old, shot and killed by his father Alfred Morton on October 1, 2010 (credit: Facebook)

Investigators say 54-year-old Alfred Moton fatally shot his sons, Alfred Moton Jr., 18, and Steven Moton, 12. His 16-year-old son Charles Moton is in critical but stable condition at Cooper Hospital.

It appears Moton shot his three sons in their home then attempted to set his house on fire, causing serious damage.

Officials are still not sure what sparked this shooting — there was no reported history of domestic violence. Moton’s wife was not home at the time.

Pennsauken Police reported no calls for service at that address and no prior experiences with the family that might explain this incident.

Police are still investigating.

Reported By Michelle Durham, KYW Newsradio

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  • jo ann d

    our hearts and prayers are with the family. what a tragedy. what could have made someone do this ? hopefully the young man will make a full recovery.

  • t

    i worked with alfred and this is so sad he was a nice humble person, always happy and got along with everyone this is a sad tragity that i wish noone will ever have to go through. rip alfred

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  • Midge Z,

    I live a few miles from this horrific act. My prayers are with the mother and one surviving son and also the extended family. Their lives changed forever in a matter of seconds. Whatever his reason, it does not justify him taking two innocent lives. I will be praying for you and your family.

  • Ravincraven

    Was he taking Prozac, or similar antidepressant? Maybe he was taking that wacko anti-smoking drug, Chantix. God help him when he realizes what he’s done, and nobody believes him when he says what made him do it.

    • barb

      the father is died police shot him why is it everytime ppl think some drug is involved.

  • Dana Dorsey

    My son’s father lives right around the corner from this incident. It hurts my heart. I pray that God has mercy on the mother and the child and that He grants strength and closure to come.

  • Chrissy

    My prayers are with the family. Sad situation.

  • Pennsauken Mom

    Hope you’re proud that you were the first to report this when it was to be delayed until people were notified. Great Job!!

    • Chrissy

      How do you know that people were not notified first. The mother is the only one who should have been notified. But this was also on abc and CNN, not just this site. And when soothing like that happens it should be aired because there were other people involved, like the police officers.


    “The Lord Gold (God) Almighty” . Les, you are all so right.

  • Paul

    “Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law”

  • Les

    The Lord Gold Almighty did not cause this nor will He prevent this kind of tragedy my brother. It’s the free will and the broken nature of man that causes such tragedies around the world.

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