Burlington Co., NJ, Prosecutor: Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of Man in SUV
Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina says a 35-year-old Burlington City resident has been charged with killing a Willingboro man as he sat in a parked vehicle.
And while an arrest was quickly made, investigators are still trying to figure out why the shooting happened in the first place.
Coffina says Bryant Williams has been charged with murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Williams was apprehended [Friday] night just before 8 p.m. by City of Burlington patrol officers who observed him walking in the area of East Broad and Lawrence streets. He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly pending a detention hearing in Superior Court next week.
In the early morning hours of May 12, City of Burlington police officers heard gunfire and responded to the 500 block of Linden Avenue to investigate. There, they found 40-year-old Dominick Santiago in the driver’s seat of an SUV suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden where he was pronounced dead later that morning.
An investigation continues being by the Prosecutor’s Office and the City of Burlington Police Department.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.