EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) — Police say five people are charged following a rolling shootout on the Atlantic City Expressway that killed one man and injured four others.
Police say just before 3 p.m. Monday, authorities received multiple calls reporting shots fired between moving vehicles on the eastbound Expressway in the area of exit 12.
Shortly after, police say they received a call for a medical assist on the northbound side at milepost 39.
Upon arrival, they found a man in the passenger seat of a Nissan Maxima who had died from a gunshot wound.
Police identify the victim as 22-year-old Rosemund Octavius, of Egg Harbor Township.
Authorities say the driver of the vehicle, 24-year-old Anthony Hicks, was not injured and told police that Octavius was shot as he was driving down the Expressway.
Police say more 911 calls were received reporting four males arriving in the parking lot of Wawa on Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township, each suffering from gunshot wounds.
Authorities say the Ford Expedition they were traveling in had sustained an estimated 21 gunshots.
The man were taken to Atlantic City Medical Center for treatment.
On Tuesday night, authorities announced that they had located the truck suspected to be involved in the shooting:
Witnesses who observed the shooting tell police a black Dodge Ram pickup truck may have been involved.
They say it is believed to have exited in the Pleasantville area.
Police and canine officers traced the path of the vehicle to a location near the Wawa, where they say they found four weapons, including three handguns and an AK style assault rifle.
Working with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, troopers charged five people with weapons offenses.
Police say it is unclear from which vehicle the shots were fired that killed Octavius, or injured the people in the Expedition.
Authorities say those in the Expedition are charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of an assault weapon, possession of a defaced firearm and employing a juvenile in a crime, only for the three adult occupants of the SUV.
Those charged are identified by police as Lenardo Caro, 24, of Little Egg Harbor Township, Yahshaun Stukes-Williams, 19, of Mays Landing, who remains hospitalized, Shaun Stukes, 38, of Atlantic City, who also remains hospitalized, and a 16-year-old male.
Police say Anthony Hicks, the driver of the Maxima, was charged with the first two weapons charges and certain persons not to possess a firearm.
Bail was set at $250,000 full cash on all suspects.
Authorities say the investigation is still very active and updates will be supplied as new information becomes available.