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Bridgeton Man Found Guilty of Homicide in 2015 Shooting


Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces that Raheem Jacobs, 33, of Bridgeton, was found guilty of the August 11, 2015, homicide of Keon Butler, also of Bridgeton. 

A Cumberland County jury returned the verdict Thursday, May 26, finding Raheem Jacobs guilty of Reckless Manslaughter following a two-and-a-half week. 

The homicide occurred while Keon Butler was driving a minivan near the intersection of North Laurel and Myrtle streets in Bridgeton. 

Keon Butler suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, which came from a vehicle that had been following and pursuing him.

Raheem Jacobs was arrested in October 2015 following a joint investigation by the Bridgeton Police Department and Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.

As a result of the verdict, Raheem Jacobs is facing a discretionary extended sentence of up to 20 years, where he would have to serve 17 years before being eligible for parole.