MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that two people were indicted today for the fatal shooting of a man earlier this year inside of an apartment in the 100 block of Elm Street in Edgewater Park.
Shane Davis, 20, and Jada Coley, 20, were each indicted on one count of Murder (First Degree). Davis was also indicted for Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), while Coley was indicted on additional charges of Aggravated Assault (Third Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree).
The indictment was returned today and signed by Assistant Prosecutor Bethany L. Deal, supervisor of the BCPO Grand Jury/Screening Unit. An arraignment will be held in the near future in Superior Court in Mount Holly.
The investigation revealed that the shooting followed a fight between the defendants and the victim, David DiBraccio, inside of his girlfriend’s apartment. Coley assaulted DiBraccio with a shovel before he was shot by Davis.
Davis and Coley, who resided together in the Edgewater Manor Apartment complex where the homicide took place, were arrested without incident in their unit shortly after the shooting.
DiBraccio, 26, a former resident of Vineland, was pronounced dead a short time after the shooting at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. An autopsy performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the back.
The charges against Davis and Coley were presented to the Grand Jury by Assistant Prosecutor Bob VanGilst, supervisor of the BCPO Major Crimes Unit, Violent Crimes Section. They will be prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Hutchinson.
This case was investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office and the Edgewater Park Township Police Department. The lead investigators were BCPO Detective Melvin Rogers and Edgewater Park Township Police Detective Sergeant John Harris.