Burlington County Acting Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that a 22-year-old Clementon man has been charged with fatally shooting a resident of the Fox Meadow apartments earlier this year in the parking lot of the complex.
Teon Macklin-Goodwine, of the Tory Estates apartments, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Robbery (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons (Second Degree).
Macklin-Goodwine was taken into custody yesterday by officers from the Camden County Sheriff’s Department and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly pending a detention hearing in Superior Court.
The investigation began after officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the Fox Meadows apartments the evening of January 16 for a report of shots fired. The victim, Ezekiel Sanders Jr., 32, was found on Gardenia Drive with gunshot wounds and taken by ambulance to Jefferson Hospital in Cherry Hill, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The investigation, which is ongoing, revealed that a vehicle sped away from the scene after the victim had been shot. An autopsy performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood determined Sanders had been struck in the arm and the chest.
The investigation is being conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office and the Maple Shade Police Department, with assistance from the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department, the Glassboro Police Department and the Gloucester Township Police Department. The lead investigators are BCPO Det. Kevin Sobotka and MSPD Det. Brian Martino.
Macklin-Goodwine is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Bob Van Gilst, supervisor of the BCPO Major Crimes Unit – Violent Crimes Section.
All persons are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.