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UPDATE: Police Identify Man Found Shot Dead in Paulsboro

By rlsmetro on
Paulsboro

Gloucester County authorities are n the search for a suspect who gunned down a Paulsboro man on Saturday evening.

According to a statement released by The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, at approximately 6:45 pm, officers from the Paulsboro Police Department responded to 205 W. Buck Street, regarding reports of shots fired.

Officials say, upon officers arrival, they discovered Mr. Davontae Randall, 21, who had sustained apparent gunshot wounds.

According to police officials, medical personnel transported Randall to a local area hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead a short time later.

Police say eyewitness statements indicated that the suspect fled on foot prompting police to contact The Gloucester County S.W.A.T. Team, the Gloucester County Emergency Response Team, and neighboring jurisdictions to provide mutual aid; however, the suspect remains at large.

An autopsy conducted on August 26, 2018, by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin, ruled the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death a homicide.

Circumstances surrounding the homicide are currently under investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paulsboro Police Department.

Officials say detectives determined that the situation stems from a physical altercation with the suspect who was known to the victim.

“We do not believe it was a random act. We do not believe there is any imminent danger to the community. We are aggressively investigating this homicide, and we are doing everything possible to bring justice to the individual who carried out this act of senseless violence,” stated Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles A. Fiore.

Investigators believe some additional witnesses may provide crucial information in this investigation.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office encourages any witnesses with information regarding this homicide to contact Det. Michael Bielski of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-649-9716 or Det. Michael Minniti of the Paulsboro Police Department at 609-352-3919.

Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at tips@co.gloucester.nj.us.