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Identity Released of Man Slain in Yesterday’s Edgewater Park Shooting


Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Department Chief Brett Evans announced that the man who was killed in last night’s shooting in the 200 block of Ivy Road in Edgewater Park Township has been identified as a 23-year-old Willingboro resident.  

Sameil M. Barrett was fatally shot yesterday while sitting inside a parked car at approximately 6:30 p.m. A 21-year-old woman who was in the car with Barrett was also struck by gunfire. She remains hospitalized, but is expected to survive.

The preliminary investigation revealed that two gunmen wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks approached the vehicle and fired several shots before fleeing on foot in opposite directions. The victims were the only occupants of the vehicle.  

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information concerning this shooting that would be helpful to investigators is asked to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113, or send an email to [email protected]

The case is being investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office and the Edgewater Park Township Police Department. The lead investigators are BCPO Detectives Kevin Sobotka and Andrew Ridolfi, and EPTPD Detective Scott Ewan.

Assistance at the crime scene was provided by the Beverly City Police Department, Burlington County Sheriff’s Department, City of Burlington Police Department, Riverside Township Police Department and the Willingboro Township Police Department.