The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office has announced manslaughter and weapons charges of an 18-year-old Williamstown man stemming from an incident that took place on April 16, 2023.
Officers from the Monroe Township Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Chestnut Street on April 16 at approximately 3:33 p.m. for the report of a male who had been shot.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a victim who had sustained a single gunshot wound to the head.
A suspect, 18-year-old Nasir D. Robinson-Sanders, of Williamstown, was present at the scene and taken into custody by the Monroe Township Police Department.
Immediate medical attention was rendered to the 17-year-old victim, a Williamstown resident, who was first transported to Jefferson Hospital in Washington Township and then to Jefferson facilities in Philadelphia.
The victim was subsequently pronounced deceased.
An autopsy of the victim conducted on April 17, 2023 by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the cause of death as a gunshot wound and the manner of death as a homicide.
Nasir D. Robinson-Sanders is charged with Manslaughter: 2C:11-4B(1) and Unlawful Possession of Weapon: 2C:39-5B(1).
Robinson-Sanders was processed and then lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending further proceedings.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State Law.
This investigation remains ongoing at this time. The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office encourages any witnesses with information regarding this crime to call Detective Eric Bailey of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-384-5685 or Detective Kristyn Morris of the Monroe Township Department at 856-728-9800 ext. 577.
Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.