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TRAGIC BREAKING CHILD ABUSE NEWS: DAD KILLS SONS, TORCHES HOUSE in New Jersey
¨A father shot and killed two of his sons and wounded a third late Thursday night in an eruption of violence that ended with Pennsauken police shooting the man dead after he set the family home on fire.
Alfred Moton, 54, was shot by police as they approached the family's house on Royal Avenue, said Jason Laughlin, spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutors Office who was at the scene in the early morning hours of Friday.
The shooting occurred in a neighborhood near the junction of Route 38 and Route 70.
Police responded at 10:35 p.m. Thursday to a report of a person down in the street and found Charles Moton, 16, a junior at Camden Catholic High School, wounded on Beacon Street near Browning Road.
Police also found Alfred J Moton, 18, a Rowan University freshman who graduated from Camden Catholic in June, fatally wounded on nearby Henwood Avenue, Laughlin said.
Dispatchers then received a report of a fire at 4434 Royal Avenue, which is around the block from the intersection of Beacon and Browning. Police arrived and found Moton in the rear sunroom "with a gun, a lighter, and a can of gasoline," Laughlin said.
Moton charged at three officers and they opened fire, killing him, Laughlin said.
Stephan Moton, 14, was found shot to death in the house. Also in the house was an elderly man, who was not shot but taken to Cooper University Hospital to be monitored, Laughlin said.
Charles Motoon was taken to Cooper University Hospital and reported in critical but stable condition with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.
The mother of the boys, a nurse, was at work at the time of the shooting, officials said.
Laughlin said the two-story brick house was gutted by the fire.
A neighbor, Abe Stevens, 64, said the family who lived in the house included a father and mother, three sons, and a grandparent.
Stevens said he was going to sleep when he heard two gunshots and someone screaming. He said he looked out his window and saw a young man run out of the burning house, leap over a tall fence and disappear.
Stevens said that the next time he looked out, he saw police in the backyard yelling at someone to "put it down! Put it down!" and then he heard about eight or nine gunshots.
Laughlin said it appeared that the victims were shot in the house and two fled before they collapsed on nearby streets.
At Camden Catholic High School, Principal Thomas J. Kiely informed students of the shooting during his morning closed-circuit television broadcast.
He said the school's president emeritus, Monsignor Andrew E. Martin, led the student body in prayer.
Kiely said counselors were in the school, including some from Catholic Charities, to assist students who need help.
"This is terrible, a tragedy," Kiely said. HERE
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