Jimmy Buffet Concert Fight Lands Man in Hospital

Matthew Shields, of Westville, reportedly punched a foe from behind at Tuesday night's Buffet concert in Camden.

A sucker punch allegedly delivered by Westville’s Matthew Shields at a Jimmy Buffet concert Tuesday night has left a 20-year-old in critical condition.

Authorities say Shields, 21, approached the unnamed victim from behind and punched him in the head during the concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on Aug. 28. The victim, who lives in Bellmawr, fell and struck his head against the pavement, according to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.

Shields and the victim know each other, authorities say.

Shields turned himself in to the Westville Police Wednesday morning as a warrant was being issued for his arrest. He was charged with aggravated assault and held in the Camden County Jail on $50,000 bail.

The fight happened in parking lot nine, and authorities want to speak to anyone who witnessed the events. Witness may contact Camden Police Det. Kevin Lutz at 856-655-4750.

Bellmawr justice group August 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Well maybe matt will get sucker punched by his daddy in jail. Lowlife!
Why did this happen September 02, 2012 at 09:39 PM
So what was the fight about? Folks from Westville say he was a wonderful young man?
Bryan Littel September 03, 2012 at 12:12 AM
The prosecutor's office hasn't released any of those details at this point.


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