A grand jury has returned an indictment against a man from Cumberland County in connection to a mass shooting at a party in Fairfield Township in 2021.

30-year-old Arthur Armstead is facing one count of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of first-degree murder, and other related offenses in connection with the deaths of Kevin Elliott and Brailyn Holmes and injuries sustained by three other shooting victims.

It was on the night of May 22nd, 2021, when New Jersey state troopers responded to a report of a mass shooting at a party attended by hundreds of people at a home on East Commerce Street in Fairfield Township.

The gunfire that erupted resulted in three people being killed and eleven injured, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office.

Armstead was previously charged and indicted for obstruction, hindering apprehension, and conspiracy in connection with the investigation of his actions after the incident. Armstead allegedly fled to Delaware after the shooting where he stayed for several days with a paramour. Thereafter, he was taken to Atlantic City where he took refuge in a casino hotel.

Armstead subsequently turned himself into state troopers in Bridgeton.

Now nearly 1,000 days after the incident, authorities say their investigation continues, and, "information was recently developed directly implicating Armstead in the shooting" which resulted in additional charges being filed.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police – Bridgeton Station Criminal Investigations
Office at (856) 451-0106.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Shooting in Fairfield Township, Cumberland County, leaves three dead, 11 injured

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