A Willingboro man has been indicted in the shooting death of an another man during an armed robbery that went awry.
The man, 27, allegedly shot the victim in the chest during a hold-up that occurred last April. The incident took place in the 100 block of Boudinot Street, where the victim was found lying in the middle of the road with two shots to the chest. Police detected gunshots in the area through its ShotSpotter system. They arrived at the scene at 9:08 pm, where they found the injured victim.
The victim, a 52-year-old man from Trenton, was transported to the hospital, where a short time later he was pronounced dead. Police believe the circumstances surrounding the shooting are part of an armed robbery that went bad.
The U.S. Marshals Service found the man allegedly involved in the shooting two weeks later in a motel room in Bristol, Pennsylvania. He was arrested and taken into custody. The man was released from jail only three months earlier. He was serving time in the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility for drug offenses.
Charges in the case included murder, felony murder, robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to possess a firearm.
The man is being held on a $1 million cash-only bail, pending his trial date based on the circumstances of the incident. If sentenced, the man is facing a life term in prison without eligibility for parole.
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