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Police: Man Fatally Shot with Arrow in Berlin Borough

Timothy Canfield is accused of using a bow and arrow to kill another man following a fight at a Berlin Borough home Monday night.

A Berlin Borough man allegedly killed another man in an unusual way: by shooting him in the stomach with an arrow. 

Timothy Canfield, 25, of the first block of North Brill Avenue in Berlin, Camden County, is charged with murder in connection with the slaying of Kereti Paulsen, 25, of Cape May Court House.

Paulsen got into a fistfight with another resident of the Brill Avenue home sometime between 10 and 10:45 p.m. Monday night, authorities said. Once the fight ended, everyone except Paulsen went back into the house, witnesses told investigators. Canfield, who was not involved in the altercation, went outside carrying a compound bow and a quiver of arrows, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Canfield allegedly used the bow to shoot Paulsen in the stomach with an arrow. 

Police found Paulsen lying in the back yard of the Brill Avenue home, mortally wounded. He was taken to Virtua Hospital in Berlin, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy Tuesday revealed the arrow perforated an iliac vein in Paulsen’s pelvis, according to the prosecutor's office. 

Canfield admitted to driving to woods in Winslow and disposing of the bow and arrows, according to authorities, who retrieved the bow Tuesday.

True Dat January 30, 2013 at 03:11 AM
He used a high capacity arrow magazine.
KING TUT January 30, 2013 at 08:03 AM
Head cracks up King Tut HAHAHA
Michael January 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Better place a ban on all bows and arrows, they kill people. Also, if we had our armored vehicle, we could have prevented this tragedy!
Joe January 30, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Ban all bows and arrows.
Mel January 30, 2013 at 12:53 PM
Assault bow ban!!
Mel January 30, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Freeze the accounts of the makers of carbon fiber because their products can be used to make deadly weapons!! Mass panic and hysteria. OH NOESSSS!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DErOM2tIfwM
D. H. January 30, 2013 at 03:05 PM
We need positive Bow & Arrow Control NOW. WHY SHOULD LAW ABIDING CITIZENS HAVE OR EVEN NEED SUCH A WEAPON. Our constitution does not even give us a right to own this type of WEAPON of mass death...
EaglesFan856 January 30, 2013 at 06:18 PM
I guess the judge will send him to rehab for his sentence as well.
Charles Mihalitsch January 30, 2013 at 11:05 PM
You guys are hilarious. Idiots!
Uncle Jon January 31, 2013 at 03:27 AM
An all out call for an ABB... Assult Bow Ban!!! Mental health checks and home inspections must be required for all Bow owners... and only one Bow A Month may be purchased! This should have been enforced 64,000 years ago when in the South African Sibudu Cave, they were invented!!! 64,000 years is just too long, ban them NOW!!! Anyone know if it was a Lumenok arrow that was used???
D. H. January 31, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Hey Uncle Joe. Don't forget "Atlatl's" Them darn things have been killing folks for over 150,000 years w/o even a law the mentions their deadly powers...
Uncle Jon February 01, 2013 at 02:02 AM
D.H., you can't be hatin' on my Atlatl's and not be willing to ban all rocks and stones too... the amount of historical deaths by stoning is well documented and can not continue! I propose an immediate rock and stone buyback program in order to rid the streets of these dangerous weapons once and for all.
Concerned Citizen February 01, 2013 at 05:41 PM
We need an armored vehicle to intercept that arrow.
sb February 03, 2013 at 02:11 AM
canfield should have called police,he purposely went to get a high profiled arrow,and it can hit a deer from twenty feet away.....it's murder.....canfield should have stayed in the home and called police,no excuses.

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