A fight outside a restaurant led to tragedy as U.S. Marine Timothy Loper Jr. attempted to break up a fight.....

 

According to NBC 10:

 

Loper, a 27-year-old husband and father who served in Afghanistan, witnessed a fight in the parking lot of the restaurant 20 Horse Tavern on 2nd and Spruce Streets in Camden around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday and tried to intervene.

As he tried to break it up, police say a gunman opened fire and struck Loper several times. Loper was later pronounced dead. Police say he was originally at the bar to celebrate a friend's birthday.

 

If you have any information at all that can further help the investigation, please call Camden County Police at (856) 757-7420.

 

Below is surveillance footage of the suspect in question: