Burlington County shooting suspect indicted on murder, weapons counts
The suspect in a November 2016 shooting death in Beverly City awaits arraignment for murder, following his indictment by a Burlington County grand jury.
Darius Bridges, 27, of Beverly, faces a first-degree murder charge and three second-degree counts related to weapons possession for the death of Howard G. Young, 22, of Burlington Township, according to the office of Burlington County Prosecutor Scott A. Coffina.
The indictment was delivered March 30. Bridges remains in the Burlington County Jail.
Investigators allege that on the night of November 25, Bridges fired several shots on East Federal Streeet, near the intersection of York Street. Young was hit, and later died at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.
In his autopsy report, Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood categorized the manner of death as homicide, and the cause to be gunshots to the back.
Bridges is defended by Mount Holly attorney Michael Riley. The County's case is led by Assistant Prosecutor Bob VanGilst.
Indictments and charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocend unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.