Burlington Man Charged for Linden Avenue Murder

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BURLINGTON, NJ  – A 35-year-old Burlington resident was charged for the assassination-style murder of a man sitting inside his car on Linden Street earlier this week.

Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that  Bryant Williams, 35, has been charged with killing a Willingboro man as he was sitting in a parked car on Linden Avenue earlier this week.

According to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, Williams, of the first block of East Federal Street, was charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

“Williams was apprehended last night just before 8 p.m. by City of Burlington patrol officers who observed him walking in the area of East Broad and Lawrence streets. He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly pending a detention hearing in Superior Court next week,” Coffina said. “The criminal complaint charging Williams was authorized less than 24 hours after the homicide occurred. The motive is still being investigated.”

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“The case began May 12 when City of Burlington police officers on overnight patrol heard gunfire just before 3 a.m., and immediately responded to the 500 block of Linden Avenue to investigate,” Coffina added. “Upon arrival, they discovered Dominick Santiago, 40, in the driver’s seat of an SUV suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he was pronounced dead at 5:28 a.m.”