On January 29, 2019, at approximately 9:00pm, the Vineland Police Department received a call regarding a shooting that had taken place at 706 E. Oxford Street, Vineland, NJ 08360. Upon arrival by Vineland Police Officers the victim, Walter L. Brown, III, 32, of Vineland, NJ, was found shot in his home. Brown was transported to the Inspira Medical Center in Vineland where he was pronounced deceased as the result of injuries sustained from gunshot(s).
Investigation has revealed so far that it appears as if unknown subjects entered the Oxford Street residence at which time Brown confronted them inside the residence. During this confrontation, Brown was shot before the suspects fled the area.
This investigation is ongoing with the Vineland Police Department Detective Bureau and the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Brian McManus of the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit at (856) 207-1141 or Detective Justin Falluca of the Vineland Police Department’s Detective Bureau at (856) 691-4111.
Anyone wishing to share information anonymously may do so in one of three ways: 1) by downloading the CCPOTIP App at the Android or iPhone store and choosing the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office; or 2) by submitting an anonymous tip via text to 847411 with CCPOTIP and your tip in the message line; or 3) by going to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office Facebook page or webpage (njccpo.org) and submitting a tip to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.
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