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Police Arrest Three Suspects in Connection with Woodbury Homicide

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Woodbury

The Woodbury Police Department have announced that they have arrested three individuals in connection with a homicide that occurred in the city on November 26. According to police, on Thursday, November 26, at approximately 9:18 pm, officers from the Woodbury City Police Department responded to 206 Hunter Street in Woodbury, for a reported shooting with a male suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen area. Police reported that upon arrival, responding Woodbury City Police Department officers discovered 25-year-old Atiba Rose, Jr., suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to Cooper University Trauma Center, Camden, where he was later pronounced deceased. According to officials, an autopsy conducted on Friday, November 27, by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin, ruled the cause of Rose’s death as a gunshot wound to the abdomen and the manner of death as a homicide.  Through follow-up investigation, detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Woodbury City Police Department identified the following suspects, who were charged accordingly: Stefaun Corley, 19, of Blackwood who was charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose. On Tuesday, December 1, Corley was arrested in Chester, Pennsylvania by members of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Fugitive Unit and the U.S. Marshal’s NY-NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. Also charged in connection with the aggravated assault of a 17-year-old Woodbury juvenile during the incident were the following; Tyriq Bundy, 19, of Deptford who was charged with Aggravated Assault and an unnamed 17-year-old juvenile, Deptford resident who was also charged with Aggravated Assault. All suspects are currently in custody. Corley is being held in Pennsylvania pending extradition proceedings. “The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Woodbury City Police Department have concentrated our investigative resources to resolve this case that occurred on Thanksgiving night," Acting Gloucester County Prosecutor Christine A. Hoffman said. "This was a senseless act of violence where an innocent victim was killed. Our detectives have been actively collecting and analyzing evidence and pursuing investigative leads as they developed. They have worked tirelessly and in partnership with various other law enforcement agencies to identify and arrest the individuals involved in the murder. Their level of competency and commitment to their profession directly led to bringing this case to a quick resolution,” This investigation is still active, and detectives believe that there are additional witnesses who may provide crucial information in this investigation. The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office encourages any witnesses with information regarding this homicide to contact Det. Krystal Santiago of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-384-5500 or Det. Nicholas Cacciola of the Woodbury City Police Department at 856-845-0065. Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at tips@co.gloucester.nj.us. Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State Law.