Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia Bradshaw announced that a 22-year-old Beverly City man pled guilty yesterday to fatally shooting a teenager early last year in the parking lot of a Willingboro shopping center.
Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Knowah Crowderparham must serve a 17-year prison term on charges of Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree) and Hindering Apprehension (Third Degree). The plea was entered in Superior Court in Mount Holly before the Hon. Terrence R. Cook, P.J.Cr., who scheduled sentencing for December 8.
The investigation began February 11, 2022, when officers from the Willingboro Township Police Department were called to the Kennedy Plaza in the 400 block of John F. Kennedy Way just after 7:30 p.m. for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found the body of Adam Janson, 19, in the parking lot in front of a pizza shop.
The investigation revealed that Crowderparham and a companion arranged to meet Janson at that location. Janson entered their vehicle when he arrived, but when Janson attempted to leave the vehicle, Crowderparham shot him.
Janson, who was known to reside in the Burlington City/Burlington Township area, died at the scene. After the shooting, Crowderparham went to his residence and cleaned the vehicle.
Crowderparham is being prosecuted by BCPO Assistant Prosecutors Katharine Dolin and Jamie Hutchinson.
The investigation was conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office and the Willingboro Township Police Department. The lead investigators were BCPO Detective Jenn Marchese and WTPD Detective Monica Pogorzelski.