Two suspects in Vineland attempted homicide arrested after police pursuit in Atlantic Co.
VINELAND - Two suspects, who repeatedly stabbed a city man and then fled with his car and cash, were arrested after leading police on a motor vehicle pursuit in Atlantic County, police said.
Keison Burr, 20, of Egg Harbor City, is charged with attempted homicide and robbery stemming from the Dec. 26 attack reported in the 300 block of Birch Street. A 16-year-old is also in custody, police said.
The victim, who police found at his neighbor’s home, told investigators that one suspect held him down while the other repeatedly stabbed him before stealing his car and $300 in cash.
He is being treated at Cooper University Hospital, where he is in critical condition, detectives said on Thursday.
Investigators learned the stolen vehicle was in Atlantic County. Working with Pleasantville Police, they found it occupied by the two suspects on Dec. 27.
After a brief motor vehicle pursuit, the suspects jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run but were apprehended, police said.
Burr is also charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, weapons offenses, eluding police and motor vehicle theft. He was held in Cumberland County Jail.
The second suspect, a juvenile, faces the same charges as Burr and was being held in Burlington County Juvenile Detention Center pending a hearing.
Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Vineland Police at 856-691-4111.
Detective Miguel Rodriguez in the lead investigator.
Deborah M. Marko: 856-563-5256; firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @dmarko_dj
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