Male Charged in Shooting of 74-Year-Old Camden Grandmother –

6November 2020

CAMDEN, NJ– A Camden male, 23, was arrested in Delaware after presumably shooting a 74-year-old lady in her cars and truck Oct. 4, cops said Friday afternoon.

Officers reacted to the 1800 block of Mulford Street following numerous shots spotted by a ShotSpotter activation. Sheila Baskin, 74, of Camden, was found shot inside an automobile. Baskin was sent out to a healthcare facility and ultimately pronounced dead.

During a news conference Oct. 5, in which Camden County Police Chief Joe Wysocki talked about an uptick in violence in the city, he said Baskin was a grandma.

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“I met with her child in the healthcare facility yesterday, and we spoke about what occurred. It rips my heart out what occurred and I'm beyond disturbed for the ridiculous terrible death,” Wysocki said at the time.

Dayshawn Nesmith has been charged in the shooting with the following:

  • 1 count of first-degree murder
  • 1 count of second-degree illegal ownership of a weapon
  • 1 count of second-degree belongings of a weapon for an unlawful purpose
  • 1 count of second-degree certain individuals

“Nesmith was tracked to Wilmington, Delaware and was nabbed by members of the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit, U.S. Marshals Regional Task Force, and Delaware Regional Fugitive Task Force,” the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said in a declaration.

Performing Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Wysocki stated an examination determined Nesmith to be the shooter.

He is presently being held in a New Castle County facility waiting for extradition to New Jersey.

If you have information on the case, call CCPO Det. Andy McNeil at 856-225-8407 or Camden County Police Det. Edward Gonzalez at 856-757-7042.

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