BURLINGTON CITY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that the third defendant charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old city resident last month has been taken into custody.
Marcus S. Mackroy-Davis, 23, of the 100 block of Stratton Drive in Westampton, surrendered himself to BCPO detectives on Friday at the Burlington County Courts Complex in Mount Holly.
He was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree) and lodged in the Burlington County Jail while awaiting a detention hearing in Superior Court. The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Unit facilitated his surrender.
The investigation revealed that the victim, Kion Edwards, was standing outside with acquaintances in the 300 block of York Street the morning of November 10 when a vehicle containing three occupants drove by and fired shots in the group’s direction.
Edwards was the only individual struck by gunfire and was pronounced dead at Virtua Willingboro Hospital. An autopsy performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood determined the victim died from a bullet that passed through his arm and into his chest. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.
The person identified as the shooter was arrested two days after the slaying. Zahire N. Williams, 19, of the 200 block of East Pearl Street in Burlington City, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree.)
Lowell M. McCown, 20, of the 1500 block of Stevens Street in Philadelphia, was apprehended in Philadelphia on the same day as Williams. He faces one count of Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree).
The investigation was greatly assisted by the City of Burlington’s security cameras, which are placed in strategic areas throughout the community.
The defendants will be prosecuted by BCPO Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Hutchinson. The case was investigated by detectives from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the City of Burlington Police Department. Assistance was provided by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Greater Trenton Area Safe Streets Task Force, the Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Unit and the Philadelphia Police Department Airport Unit.
The lead investigators are BCPO Det. Erica Ridge and City of Burlington Police Department Det. Jamie Lambing.
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.