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Egg Harbor Township Man Charged with the Murder of His Girlfriend

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Atlantic County authorities announced that Kevin Dorsey, 51, from Egg Harbor Township, has been charged with the murder of his 44-year-old girlfriend Charlena Burnett.

According to officials, on Thursday, October 26, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Egg Harbor Township Police responded to a 9-1-1 call in reference to a shooting at 374 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township.

Authorities say police responded and located Burnett inside the residence with multiple gunshot wounds.

Dorsey was placed under arrest at the residence after making admissions to patrol officers, officials stated.

Officials say Burnett and Dorsey were both residents of 374 Zion Road and were in a dating relationship.

Dorsey has been charged, officials said, with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon without a permit to carry, and possession of a weapon by a certain person.

Dorsey was transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility, where he is detained pending his first court appearance, officials say.

This incident is still being investigated by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.