The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office says two people have been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of a man in Millville last month.

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On Friday, February 17th, Millville Police responded to the area of 4th and E Streets for reports of shots fired.

At the scene, officers located 34-year-old Lamont O. Jones, Jr., suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter at Cooper Hospital in Camden.

4th and E Streets in Millville NJ - Photo: Google Maps
4th and E Streets in Millville NJ - Photo: Google Maps

On Monday, authorities say 30-year-old Maurice L. Jones of Vineland and 31-year-old Edwin I. Torres of Philadelphia were arrested in connection to the homicide.

Both subjects have been charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit murder and weapons offenses.

The State has moved for pre-trial detention of both individuals. Jones' detention hearing is scheduled for Tuesday and Torres’ on March 13th.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information may contact Det. Paul Panchesine with the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office at (856) 332-6233.

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

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