Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Eastampton Township Police Chief Joseph Iacovitti announced that a 26-year-old Willingboro man was fatally shot last night at the Eastampton Gardens apartment complex.
The investigation began yesterday just before 7:15 p.m. after officers from the Eastampton Township and Westampton Township police departments were called to the intersection of Hedding-Jacksonville Road and Welsford Way for a report of a motor vehicle crash.
Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that Christian Kurtz was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported by ambulance to Virtua Mount Holly Hospital, where he died approximately 30 minutes later.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Kurtz had been shot while at the apartment complex, then drove a short distance in his car before colliding with the other vehicle.
No arrests have been made. An autopsy will be performed today by the Burlington County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The investigation is being conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office and the Eastampton Township Police Department, with assistance from the Westampton Township Police Department. The lead investigators are BCPO Detective Nicholas Schieber, BCPO Detective Kevin Smith and ETPD Det. Richard Tracy.
Anyone with information that might be useful to investigators is asked to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113, or send an email to [email protected].