State Police detectives have charged a sixth person in connection with a shootout on the Atlantic City Expressway last month.

According to a Facebook post, 25-year-old Wilbert Demosthene was charged on September 13th with three weapons possession charges.

That post goes on to say,

Detectives had located the black pickup truck associated with the shooting in Pleasantville two days after the shooting and later executed a search warrant on the vehicle. Blood obtained from the inside of the truck was a CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) hit with previously obtained samples from Demosthene, who had taken himself to a Philadelphia hospital soon after the shooting with a bullet wound to his arm. The DNA hit gave detectives evidence to place him in the truck, which witnesses saw as one of three vehicles engaged in the exchange of gunfire.

On Tuesday, officers located Demosthene at a house on Willard Avenue in Pleasantville. He was arrested without incident and transported to the NJSP Galloway Station where he was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and certain persons not to possess a firearm.

Vehicle with numerous gun shots at Wawa Parking Lot - Photo: Joe Hyer/Townsquare Media

During the afternoon of August 29th, five people were shot, one fatally, during a rolling shootout on the Atlantic City Expressway in Egg Harbor Township. A SUV that was riddled with bullet holes stopped at a Wawa at the Airport Circle in EHT while another car later stopped on the Garden State Parkway. Five people were initially charged in the incident.


SOURCE: New Jersey State Police Facebook page

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