NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A double-murder suspect from Washington state and two teenagers have been charged in the fatal shooting of a college student in West Orange.
Essex County prosecutors announced Monday that 29-year-old Ali Muhammad Brown, of Seattle, and two West Orange men — 19-year-old Jeremy Villagran and 18-year-old Eric Williams — were charged in the death of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin, CBS 2’s Matt Kozar reported.
The Livingston resident, who had just completed his first year at the University of Richmond, was found in his family’s Jeep parked at a West Orange apartment building.
According to investigators, Tevlin was sitting at a traffic light on his way home from visiting a friend when he was surrounded by strangers who robbed and killed him.
Brown pulled the trigger, prosecutors said. Villagran and Williams acted as his accomplices, authorities said.
“They surrounded (the Jeep) on foot,” said Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray. “One individual interacted briefly with Brendan Tevlin and then, from the passenger side of that vehicle, shot at him 10 times, striking him eight times.”