Second Person Charged in Connection to Double Homicide in Burlington County, NJ
A second person has been charged in connection to a double homicide in Burlington County back in 2021.
Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia Bradshaw's office says 37-year-old Yefaan Thompson of Willingboro was taken into custody on April 24th by the U.S. Marshals Service. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, first-degree conspiracy, second-degree aggravated assault, and second-degree weapon-related offenses.
He is the second person to be charged with fatally shooting 25-year-old Sadiel Gonzalez and 18-year-old Altarrek Bell as they were parking their car at the Orchard Park Apartments with two other people inside on March 27th of that year.
35-year-old Andre Price, also of Willingboro, was arrested in the summer of 2021 in Virginia and is facing similar charges. He has been held in the Burlington County Jail pending trial.
Authorities say an investigation determined that the shootings followed a confrontation earlier in the evening at a water ice store in Willingboro. The pair is accused of following the victims to the complex, pulling up beside their vehicle, and firing multiple shots before speeding away.
Gonzalez, who lived at the complex, was in the driver’s seat, and Bell, from North Carolina, was in the back. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupants were not struck by gunfire.
The homicides were investigated by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office and the Edgewater Park Township Police Department.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.