Pemberton Township Man Indicted for Attempted Murder

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 19-year-old man was indicted on attempted murder and weapons charges for shooting a Pemberton Township resident in the ear earlier this year.

According to authorities, Malik I. Mayberry, of the 100 block of Delap Court, was indicted on one count of Attempted Murder, one count of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

The indictment was returned today and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court.

The investigation revealed that on May 8, in the Sunbury Village of Pemberton Township, Mayberry approached a resident of Lemmon Avenue and began firing a handgun at his head, striking him once in the ear before the victim was able to retreat into his residence.

The victim was treated and released from Lourdes Emergency Department at DEBORAH in Pemberton Township.

An indictment is merely an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.