Prosecutor: Man Arrested for Shooting Two, One Fatally, in Bridgeton, NJ
Authorities say a man who was wanted for allegedly shooting two people, one fatally, in Bridgeton earlier this month is now in custody.
Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae says 19-year-old Derrell Martin of Bridgeton was arrested on Friday. He was charged on October 14th with murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and weapon-related charges.
Cops say on Friday night, October 8th, Bridgeton police officers were dispatched to 138 Vine Street in reference to shots fired. Officers at the scene found 21-year-old Tyrese J. McNair of Bridgeton who had been shot multiple times in the chest; he was pronounced dead at the scene. Cops also found another victim, a 21-year-old man, at Hampton and Giles Streets with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and arm; he was taken to Cooper Hospital in Camden and listed in critical condition.
With Martin now in custody, Webb-McRae's office says the state will move for detention.
The investigation into this double shooting continues. Anyone with information is used to contact Det. Christopher Johnson with the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office at (856) 453-0486.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.