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Man Killed in Drug Deal Gone Wrong: Police



    Man Critically Injured After Tavern Shooting

    One man is critically injured after a shooting at Sullivan's Tavern in Salem County. Police say they have five people in custody and they are not being charged, but questioned. NBC10's Na'eem Douglas reports with the latest. (Published Wednesday, July 31, 2013)

    Police have identified a teen that was killed during a drug deal gone wrong in Carneys Point Township, Salem County, New Jersey.

    Nineteen-year-old Cecil Bond, of Middletown, Delaware, was shot in the head Wednesday during a shooting in the parking lot of Sullivan’s Tavern at 1 South Pennsville Auburn Road Wednesday afternoon. Bond was airlifted to Cooper Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

    Three people were arrested and charged the incident.

    Matthew Beckford, 22, was charged with robbery, possession of a firearm, and other related offenses. He remains in custody on $100,000 bail.

    James Trotman, 49, was charged with murder and other related charges. He remains in custody on $750,000 bail.

    Charles foster, 40, was charged with drug and related offenses. He was released.

    Police say Bond and Beckford went to Carneys Point to purchase a quantity of prescription medication from Trotman and Foster. During the alleged exchange police say Bond and Beckford pulled out a gun and tried to rob the two men. Bond was shot during the incident.

    This story is developing. Refresh for updates.


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