January arrest, fatal shooting at apartments in Maple Shade, NJ

MAPLE SHADE — A Clementon resident was arrested Monday and charged with the fatal shooting of a man at an apartment complex in that township in January, the third of four homicides to take place at Fox Meadow Apartments since 2017.

It was there on January 16, a statement from the Burlington County Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that Ezekiel Sanders Jr., 32, was found struck by gunfire in the arm and chest, and was later pronounced dead at Jefferson Hospital in Cherry Hill.

A subsequent investigation revealed that a vehicle drove away from the scene after Sanders was shot in the complex’s parking lot, leading to the arrest of 22-year-old Teon Macklin-Goodwine of Tory Estates apartments in Clementon.

Macklin-Goodwine is charged with first-degree murder and robbery, and second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and certain persons not having weapons.

He remains housed at the Burlington County Jail pending a hearing.

The murder of Sanders in this particular Maple Shade apartment was followed by the April 15 fatal shooting of Maurice Kobassic, 26, and was preceded in 2017 by the stabbings of Sasikala Narra, 38, and his son 6 years old, Anise.

Burlington County prosecutors said the investigation into Sanders’ death is still ongoing.

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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