Duo charged in shooting death of 15-year-old NJ high school student

Two men have been charged with fatally shooting a 15-year-old Vineland High School student last week in the city, the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Anthony Torres-Sanchez, of Vineland, was found shot dead at 1811 North Delsea Drive at 11:45 a.m. on May 26, the office said. He was rushed to Inspira Vineland Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

The following day, 23-year-old Deshawn T. Bowen of Bridgeton and 18-year-old Vineland resident Rohdane E. Watson, Jr. were identified as suspects in the shooting and charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder, authorities said. .

Bowen was arrested the day he was charged and Watson was taken into custody on Tuesday, the office said.

The shooting remained under investigation on Tuesday and anyone with information was asked to contact Det. Dave Cavagnaro of the Vineland Police Department at 856-460-0805 or Det. Chris Johnson of the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at 609-579-1431.

The school community mourned the death of Torres-Sanchez last week.

“We offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” Vineland School District spokeswoman Gianina Messore said last week. “The District Crisis Team is available at the school today to assist staff and students.”

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