Man shot and killed in parking lot in Maple Shade Sunday night

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MAPLE SHADE, NJ – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that a 32-year-old resident of the Fox Meadow apartments in Maple Shade was fatally shot last night in the parking lot of the complex.

The investigation began after officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the apartment complex just before 6:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired. The victim, Ezekiel Sanders Jr., was found on Gardenia Drive with gunshot wounds and taken by ambulance to Jefferson Hospital in Cherry Hill, where he was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m.

The preliminary investigation determined Sanders was killed by the occupants of a vehicle that sped off after the shooting. No arrests have been made.

An autopsy will be performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood.

The investigation is being conducted by the Maple Shade Police Department and the Prosecutor’s Office. The lead investigators are MSPD Det. Brian Martino and BCPO Det. Kevin Sobotka.

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Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information that might be useful to investigators is asked to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113, or send an email to tips@mapleshadepd.com or tips@co.burlington.nj.us.