WEST ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police late Thursday were looking for a killer after a 19-year-old man was found shot dead inside a vehicle at a West Orange apartment building.
Around midnight Wednesday, police received reports of gunshots in the area of North Field Avenue and Walker Road. About a mile away, cops found Brendan Tevlin, of Livingston, dead from an apparent gunshot wound, authorities said.
His body was discovered in a Jeep in the Ron Jolyn apartment complex parking lot. Both the driver and passenger windows were shattered, CBS 2’s Janelle Burrell reported. The teen reportedly was visiting a friend and had just texted his mom to say he was headed home.
Police said Tevlin was targeted, but they haven’t elaborated.
“How do you get past this?” a woman who answered the phone at the family’s home told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith. “How do you do that?
“He was kind,” said the woman, who would only described herself as a family member. “He was a good friend to everybody, the best big brother to his three siblings.”