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Paulsboro Men, 15-Year-Old Juvenile Charged in Connection with Two Shootings

By kcora on
Paulsboro

Three Paulsboro men and a 15-year-old juvenile have been charged in connection with two shootings in the borough last week that left one man critically wounded and one of the suspects also hospitalized with a gunshot wound.

The shootings occurred July 12th at approximately 5 a.m. in the 1000 block of Spruce Street and July 14th shortly before midnight at Spruce and Washington streets.

In the July 14th incident, a 24-year-old Paulsboro man was wounded and is in Cooper Medical Center in critical condition.

Further investigation, led to the execution of a search warrant Tuesday at a Buck Street residence were Dwayne Demby, 28, of Paulsboro, was arrested.

He was charged with illegal possession of a weapon (9 mm handgun) by a convicted felon.

Also arrested was Anthony Vanblarcom, 31, of Paulsboro. He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon (40 cal. handgun), possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon in connection with the July 14 incident. He was wounded in that shooting and is in Cooper Medical Center under sheriff’s guard.

Lazzaro Vanblarcom, 32, of Paulsboro was charged July 18th during execution of a search warrant at a Commerce Street address. He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and endangering the welfare of a child. His charges pertain to both shooting incidents.

Demby and Lazzaro Vanblarcom, brother of Anthony, are in custody pending detention hearings.

The Paulsboro juvenile was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses in connection with the July 12th shooting and is being held in a youth detention center.

Assisting in the arrests were the Gloucester County Special Weapons and Tactics Team, the New Jersey State Police TEAMS unit and the Paulsboro Police Department.

Anyone with information about the shootings or the suspects is asked to contact Sgt. Robert Hemphill of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-384-5602 or Sgt. Ken Ridinger of the Paulsboro Police Department at 856-423-1101