CITY OF BURLINGTON – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that a 35-year-old city resident has been charged with killing a Willingboro man as he was sitting in a parked car on Linden Avenue earlier this week.
Bryant Williams, of the first block of East Federal Street, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree).
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.
The criminal complaint charging Williams was authorized less than 24 hours after the homicide occurred. The motive is still being investigated.
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.
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.
The investigation is being conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office and the City of Burlington Police Department. The lead investigators are BCPO Detectives Dan Schules and Kevin Merrigan, and City of Burlington PD Detective Jamie Lambing.