Police Make Arrest in Deadly Shooting of Teen at Burlington County Gas Station
A man has been arrested and charged with murdering 14-year-old Jesse Everett in broad daylight at a gas station in Willingboro, Burlington County over the weekend.
The shooting took place Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m. at Phillips 66 gas station, reportedly in retaliation for a stolen vehicle the victim is rumored to have stolen, 6abc.com reports.
After a confrontation at the gas station 22-year-old Tamir Phillips, of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, is accused of shooting Everett in the head point blank.
Phillips was a passenger in a car being driven by his girlfriend when they spotted the stolen 2014 Honda Civic in question at the gas station along Martin Luther King Blvd. in Willingboro, according to 6abc.com. Everett was in the driver's side seat when Phillips fired one shot...a fatal shot.
Phillips was apprehended Monday night and now faces a first-degree murder charge, reports Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. His girlfriend, Chelsea Holman, also of Willingboro, is in trouble with the law as well, having been charged with hindering apprehension and obstruction of justice.