Burlington County officials rpeorted that a 20-year-old city man has been arrested in South Carolina for the April 30 fatal shooting of a resident walking down a street in Burlington City.
Officials said Mr. Nicholas Wahl was taken into custody without incident May 5 inside an apartment owned by a relative in Greensville, S.C., by the United States Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is being held at the Greenville County Detention Center.
Burlington County officials said they are seeking to extradite Wahl to New Jersey. The case against him will be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment.
Wahl is accused of fatally shooting Mr. Dysheem Bruton, 27, who was pronounced dead after being transported to Virtua Willingboro Hospital. The motive for the slaying continues to be investigated. Wahl is also charged with accidentally shooting a 10-year-old boy in the foot.
Wahl was immediately identified as a suspect, and charges were filed within 24 hours, as he was absconding to South Carolina.
Officials said Wahl, who lives on the block where the shooting occurred, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), and Aggravated Assault (Fourth Degree).
These are allegations and Mr. Wahl is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.